I’m Lindsay from FitFirst Training and I want to share my tried and tested tips on
Building A Kickass Workout Routine… That Lasts💪💪💪
These 4 Simple Steps come from personal experience and from helping over 2000 clients at FitFirst.
Whether you’re brand new to training or you’ve taken a break, this is for anyone who is struggling to workout consistently 👌👌👌
If you follow these 4 Easy Steps, you’ll build the foundation for a workout routine that lasts and that gives you the results you’ve always wanted.
1. The Rule Of 3: Workout 3 Times Per Week, For 30 Minutes Each, For 3 Weeks
This creates a very achievable goal that you will accomplish… and you’ll feel great about it too!
You don’t want to over-do your training initially while you’re feeling super amped, and then give up later because you feel burnt out and demotivated (I’ve made this mistake so many times because I’m over-eager when starting out…)
Remember, you want to develop a training routine that lasts… So let’s build a solid foundation by following The Rule Of 3: 3 workouts per week, for 30 minutes each, for 3 weeks.
2. Do NOT Make Any Diet Changes During The First 4 Weeks
I know it’s tempting to throw away all the carbs and sugar in your house because you want to “get fit and healthy”, but let’s just take a step back:
You’re setting yourself up for failure by adding a new workout routine while changing your diet – I’ve done this so many times!
1️⃣I start a new workout plan…
2️⃣ and I follow a new diet…
3️⃣ 3 weeks later – I’m binge eating 2 pizzas while watching Season 8 of Friends…
Let’s get One Thing Right At A Time.
Once you’ve established your training routine (and actually started enjoying it and feeling fitter and strong) it’s going to be so much easier to start eating better.
Remember – no diet changes means not eating more either…
3. Is My Body Tired Or Is My Head Just Being A Bit Lazy?
This is my Go-To at least once a week – because I also don’t always feel like training.
So if you want to skip a workout because you’re feeling tired, get changed into your active wear and show up – but only for 5 minutes.
9/10 times, you’ll realise within those 5 minutes that you’re actually not as tired as you thought you were and you’re already feeling better from the happy hormones released when working out.
If after 5 minutes, you still feel like you want to call it quits, that’s no problem - you probably need to rest and that’s ok.
This 5 Minute Approach helps you learn the difference between needing physical rest or pushing through a lazy mindset - I feel so super chuffed after finishing a workout that I almost didn’t do because I “felt tired”.
4. Buy Yourself New Training Gear
Having a new vest or pair of shoes makes you feel good about your new commitment! Just one or two new items will make such a difference – go spoil yourself, you deserve it.
I hope these tips help you Build A Kickass Workout Routine… That really Lasts.