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Is your New Year Resolution to get fit in 2020? The number 1 question I get asked is how I stay so fit, so today I’m dishing 5 of my top tips to help you get fit and STAY fit in 2020.
5 Tips To Help You Get Fit In 2020
As a personal trainer, exercising and eating well is a part of my every day. But just because you’re not in the fitness industry doesn’t mean it can’t be that way for you, too! Here are my 5 simple tips you can incorporate into your daily routine to get fit this year.
1.) Stop Making Excuses. You don’t have time, you’re too tired, you got invited to dinner with friends, etc., etc. There are a million reasons we can all come up with to NOT fit exercise into our day. But the reality is that a 1-hour workout is 4% of your day. Of course, there will be days when you simply can’t make it, but Taco Tuesday at your local Mexican joint every week shouldn’t be one of them (ok maybe every once in awhile – moderation is key).
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2.) Get Enough Sleep – at least 7-8 hours…. and if you can, even more. If that means DVR’ing your favorite show and watching it another time then that’s what you need to do. If you’re putting in the work at the gym but not sleeping enough, your body can’t recover. When we sleep our body repairs and produces growth hormone. Growth hormone helps to keep your metabolism healthy and has a direct impact on physical performance. You simply can’t train at your peak when you’re not getting enough sleep.
2.) Find A Good Protein shake – If you follow me on Instagram you know protein shakes are a MAJOR part of my diet. I drink 3 shakes per day so I’m super picky about them. I only use protein powders that have at least 21g of protein per serving and lately I’ve been drinking Optimum Nutrition (it has 24g of protein). Enough protein will help keep you full and from overeating, which will help you stick to those NYE Resolutions!
Not all protein powders are created equal and many are often high in calories, but Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard Whey has only 120 calories per serving and 2g of sugar (or less). I love anything chocolate so I’ve been drinking the Double Rich Chocolate flavor. To make it I just put water, ice, and 1 scoop in a blender. So easy.
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4) Drink Enough Water – Similar to getting enough sleep, drinking enough water to keep up with your workouts is crucial. When you don’t drink enough, your heart works harder, headaches and weakness are common, and pushing through a workout that’s hard enough to make improvement will be almost impossible. Dehydration is also commonly confused with hunger so if you keep yourself hydrated you may avoid overeating!
5.) Learn How To Track Your Macros – I’m a big fan of counting macros instead of calories. Learn what works for you and YOUR body. When you figure out what your body needs keep a diary/journal of what you eat throughout the day. You don’t need to remove everything you love from your diet, but with a little education, you might realize that you can still eat well AND eat the things you love, without having to sacrifice as much as you think.