It’s that time of year. Spring is coming. Don’t you just love it? But are you ready for it? So many people hit the gym in January with their resolutions to get in better shape but by February I don’t see most of them. It’s so easy to fall off the fit wagon, isn’t it? So I’m going to give you three tips to help you spring into spring so you can rock your brand new Lightweight Prime Time shorts with pride!
First, set your goals. Before I get ready for an IFBB competition I always start by setting a goal. It may be to gain muscle mass in a certain area or I may be trying to get leaner. Without setting a specific goal I cannot proceed with my plan of attack. Similarly you need to set a goal if you want to make progress losing weight or whatever you are trying to accomplish.
Second, get organized. Organization is the key to success. When I’m prepping for a fitness competition, I start with a notebook where I write down all my workouts in a countdown fashion. I’ll know each day when I go to the gym exactly how much time I have left until I hit the stage. I also prepare my meals for the week each Sunday and plan out my entire schedule from working with my clients to doing my daily cardio. I understand how busy everybody’s lives are. It’s not easy balancing everything. In order to achieve your goals, you have to get organized and have a plan of action from your diet to your exercise regimen.
Third, mix up your cardio routine. So many of my clients tell me they get bored of the treadmill. I constantly tell them to mix it up and to keep things fun. We all know we have to stick to our diets but we also have to burn calories. So if you’re getting bored using the machines at the gym, try jumping rope. And with the weather improving with spring upon us head outside and run some sprints. Believe me, you’ll blast your fat faster than ever before!
One of my favorite fitness quotes is by Jill Johnson, “Living a healthy lifestyle will only deprive you of poor health, lethargy, and fat.” So true. No matter where you are with your fitness and health goals, you can reach them. And there’s no better time than now. So spring into spring and make yourself proud! Anything is possible!