fitmas day 11 ALRIGHT instagram’s being a lil hoe and won’t let me upload videos so upper bod workout is gonna have to wait in the meantime, here’s another shameless selfie, and some tips on starting out your fitness journey:
1️⃣ have a plan. write out your schedule, and what you want to do each day! this makes me more mindful and helps me stay on track instead of just showing up and winging it (which sometimes still happens lol #guilty )
2️⃣ persistency gets you to the gym, consistency keeps you going. if you sporadically workout, you will NOT see results. no one else can give you work ethic. yes, “going once” is better than “not going at all”, but long term, change will be minimal.
3️⃣ patience and vision is progress doesn’t happen overnight. embrace the journey and trust where you’re at now will lead you to where you want to be.
4️⃣ ditch the number on the scale - water retention, bloating, stress, time of the month, etc can all affect this. this number often doesn’t reflect your hard work - plus, muscle weights more than fat. so if you’re getting stronger, you might actually see the number go UP, even if you’re slimming down. terrifying at first, but just means your body is changing and growing. progress pictures are more effective!
5️⃣ set goals & figure out your motivation - do you want to lose weight? do you just want to live a healthier lifestyle? are your goals purely aesthetic and you just want a great butt? WHATEVER IT IS, i’m not judging. i can’t stress the importance of making sure your goals & decisions align with your own happiness and values. don’t do it for anyone else! in the end only your own motivation can keep you going, so if your “why” is for others, your journey won’t be sustainable.
6️⃣ share your goals with others and find supportive friends who’ll keep you accountable, cheer you on, and tolerate your gym selfies.
i believe in you!! - 2 hours ago