If you are a planner, you’ve most likely already begun to think about your upcoming summer fitness challenge ideas. The summer body you want in the next six months is built during the winter months. Start searching through strength and conditioning websites now so you can start making a fitness plan to help you reach your goals. If you are unsure where to begin your fitness journey, find a personal fitness trainer in your local area to help you identity what your fitness goals are and to help design a personalized and realistic fitness program for you to follow. Fitness and nutrition courses are also available to take online as an extra resource to help understand how to change lifestyle habits into newer and healthier fitness and health habits which will support your personal fitness goals.
If you have a solid training program and consistently complete your workouts and are still not seeing the results you want, schedule an appointment with a nutrition counselor. They can help to ensure that you are consuming the right number of calories to support your fitness goals and can give input and insight into changing up your daily dietary routine to support your fitness and wellness program. Counting your macro nutrients (carbohydrates, protein, and fat) can help you keep tabs on the number of calories coming into your body and the number of calories being expended. If you don’t consume enough calories, your body goes into starvation mode and starts to hoard calories and store them, which can cause weight gain and fatigue from a slower metabolism. If you consume too many calories, it will be stored in the body as fat, which can cause a hurdle to become a roadblock in your journey to improved health and fitness.
If lack of motivation is something that holds you back from achieving your fitness goals, join a group fitness class, or a local running group. Making friends in fitness classes and keeping in touch with them is a great way to stay connected and involved within your fitness community. Accountability partners can make a huge different in whether or not you reach your personal fitness goals. Start training for your summer body today and sign up for fitness training or consultation classes to get you off on the right foot.