Transitioning into a fit lifestyle can be completely overwhelming if you don’t take the proper route. Lucky for you, Abbie Sterling has three simple tips that will make your transition nice and smooth. Incorporate these tips into you fitness regimen and create the healthy fit lifestyle you want!
Making one or two small changes at first, and really committing to them. A complete lifestyle overhaul is daunting, and many times, results in failure. Remember that you don’t have to be perfect – you just have to be consistent. It’s what you do *most of the time* that will have an impact. All of those little changes, day after day, add up to big transformation.
With so many variations, new pieces of equipment and a wide array of trendy studio classes, it can feel super overwhelming trying to determine what will yield the best results. Focusing on the big lifts that recruit muscles all over your body – back squats, deadlifts, bench presses, overhead presses, pull-ups, chin-ups, etc. – will build strength and transform your body composition. These exercises take thousands and thousands of repetitions to master. By narrowing your focus to just a handful of big movements (instead of trying 47 different variations of squats, for example), you will solidify your form. Better form translates into greater strength and more power over time.
Mindset is the #1 most important driver on your fitness journey. Not “motivation,” supplements or fancy workout clothes.
Because your thoughts influence your mood, which determines your action. I talk a lot in my eBooks about the importance of having an athlete mindset. You’re not always going to want to work out. Results are not always going to happen fast. It’s important to be gentle with yourself and remember that fitness is just a small piece of a happy, healthy life – but, it also doesn’t work unless you do!