9 Keys to Fitness

Losing weight and getting in shape can be a pretty confusing task with so much misinformation out there. Everywhere you go someone is offering advice on how to lose weight and get in shape. Each piece of new information usually adds to the confusion as most of it conflicts with what you may have been told.

To help clear the confusion and speed you towards achieving maximum results from your fitness and weight loss program I’m going to share with you the 9 keys to fitness and weight loss success

1, Set goals. If you don’t know what you want to achieve from your fitness and weight loss program how will you know when you have been successful?

2, Find your starting point. Once you know where you want to go assess where you are in relation to that. If fat loss is your goal then get your body fat measured by a professional. If strength increases are your goal, test your strength in the exercises you want to improve.

3, Make a plan. Once you know where you are and where you want to go sit down and make a plan on how you are going to get from point a to point b. In effect you are making a road map that you can follow to your fitness and weight loss success.

4, Begin with nutrition. The key to all your fitness and weight loss goals lies in fuelling the body with the correct nutrition. Nutrition is the key to increasing your energy and repairing the body from the exercise that is to follow.

5, Eat balanced meals. Each meal should contain a balanced amount of protein, carbohydrate and good fats.

6, Eat frequently. I advise my clients to eat between 4-6 meals per day. By eating more often you will speed your metabolism and help maintain stable blood sugar levels. This in turn will help prevent those energy highs and lows often experienced when you eat sporadically.

7, Drink plenty of water. Water is essential to life, without it we will die. Water is also essential for clearing toxins from the body and helping in the fat burning process. Aim for a minimum of two litres per day.

8, Stick with it. Studies show that it takes up to 21 days to develop a new habit. Commit to your goals until they become habit.

9, Get a coach. Studies also show that people are more successful in reaching there weight loss and fitness goals when they employ the help of a fitness profession. A good coach will help you set your goals, provide support and hold you accountable to help you reach your fitness and weight loss goals.

Train Hard, Eat Smart!

Marc