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Hey there 🙂
You wouldn't believe how often friends, family, and followers who've seen my transformation tell me they want to get in shape too - but they're stuck at square one.
They think they need to commit to grueling workouts or tough exercises and get discouraged before they even lace up their sneakers.
Maybe you've gained some weight and are struggling to find that spark of motivation.
You're not alone, and guess what?
You don't need someone yelling at you to get you moving.
Here's the real deal:
Getting in shape doesn't have to be super hard.
You don't need to spend hours in the gym or start running.
Trust me, it can be fun and simple, if you approach it the right way.
After getting into shape myself and helping others do the same, including my 35-year-old fiancé and my 70-year-old mom, I've nailed down 5 simple steps that work for just about everyone.
These steps make the journey not just doable but enjoyable too.
Ready to find out what they are?
Let's dive in!
🟡 Step 1: Start with Beginner-Friendly Exercises
First off, let's keep it real.
You don't have to go all out with crazy exercises to see results.
Start with moves that are easy on your body and can be modified.
For instance, if jumping jacks feel like too much, try stepping jacks instead.
The key is to get moving without scaring yourself off.
🟡 Step 2: Opt for Full-Body Routines
Why focus on just your abs or legs when you can get more bang for your buck?
Full-body workouts engage more muscle groups, which means you're getting a more effective workout, especially if you just starting out.
Plus, you'll feel like a total badass, trust me.
🟡 Step 3: Begin with Short Workouts
If the thought of an hour-long workout makes you want to crawl back into bed, I feel you.
So how about starting with just 15 minutes?
It's short enough to squeeze into your day but long enough to make a difference.
In my new program, BACK TO SHAPE, all the workout sessions are 15 minutes full body workouts and they don’t require any special equipment.
This way complete beginners can get back on track with a regular fitness routine without the pressure of intense workouts.
🟡 Step 4: Don't Neglect Recovery and Stretching
You know that sore feeling the day after a workout?
That's your body saying, "Hey, I need some TLC!"
Don't skip the stretching or the rest days.
Stretching help your muscles recover and grow faster.
Stretching also increase your flexibility and help you prevent injuries, plus, it helps improve your posture (great bonus!).
Stretching and recovery are crucial part of getting in shape, that’s the reason I added special stretching sessions into my new program along side the workout routines.
🟡 Step 5: Add More Steps to Your Day
Last but not least, let's talk about walking.
It's simple, it's free, and it's super effective.
Not only does walking help you shed those extra pounds, but it also boosts your mood and clears your mind.
Yep, it's like a mini-meditation session on the go!
Whether it's parking a little farther away or taking a quick stroll during your lunch break, every step counts and contributes to both your physical and mental well-being.
When I started helping my mom getting back to shape, I bought her a fitness watch so she can track her steps.
I also challenged her to reach 6000 steps a day.
This worked like magic!
She went up from 2000 steps/day to hitting 6k, 8k and even 10k step days and she looking forward to her walks every day!
Remember, getting in shape isn't a one-and-done deal - it's a lifestyle.
The real magic happens when you find routines and healthier habits that you can stick with for the long run.
So don't stress about making huge leaps.
Start small, focus on making it fun and simple, and the rest will follow.
Because the goal isn't just to get in shape, it's to stay in shape for life.
You've got this, and I'm cheering you on every step of the way!
If you’d like my help to get back in shape, keep an eye on your inbox next week as I’m launching my ✨new✨ program BACK TO SHAPE 💪
BACK TO SHAPE will help you get back on track with a regular fitness routine and a healthier lifestyle habits, without the pressure of intense workouts or unrealistic standards, in 28 days!