Do you ever have those days when you think you are doing everything right and you are just not making the progress you want? Me too! But – here are 6 trainer tips to better move your body and put good things in.
- Put Good Things In
There is no getting around it – regardless of your training goals, healthy eating is the backbone. I know …. it would be so much more fun to workout really hard and then eat whatever you want. Sorry to say that is not how it works! (Insert sad face here …) A few suggestions are
- eat organic
- eat lots of fruits, vegetables, complex carbohydrates, plant based proteins, and fats
Like Michael Pollen says: Eat food, not too much, mostly plants.
- Put More In
Eating only three daily meals? What works for most people (although everyone is different) is to eat five times a day – about every three hours to stimulate your metabolism. You can easily accomplish this by including two mini meals between your three basic meals.
- But Not Too Much
You’ll be eating more often, so paying attention to portions is critical! Start by filling your plate with veggies – and then go from there. You may want to keep track of calories – or not – whatever works best for you. Just know that if you are eating 5 meals a day – they can’t all be huge!
- Move your Body
You should be doing a good mix of cardio and weight training. And, to increase your aerobic capacity, you should incorporate intense interval training. You’ll likely be sweating buckets and burning calories galore, so be prepared. Yipee! That means you can put in just a little bit more to feed your muscles!
- Watch your Form
When strength training, you’ll be putting your body through very strenuous activity, so it’s important to maintain proper form. If you maintain proper form you will activate the muscle groups that you are looking to train – and most importantly, you’ll stay healthy and injury-free! Who wants to get injured? Nobody …so pay attention!
- Pay Attention to the Little Things
Now that you are paying attention – make sure that you pay attention to the little things. Ever notice how a bunch of seemingly insignificant things can make all the difference? Strength training is no different. When you are strength training you have to pay attention to the little things because you’re only as strong as your weakest link.
Now you should be ready to:
move your body, put good things in and ENJOY every day!