5 Tips To Help You Get Fit In 2020

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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. 

 

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5 Tips To Help You Get Fit In 2020

 

As a personal trainer, exercising and eating well are 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 a 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.

 

Also – it’s available at Walmart which you guys know is my spot! 

 

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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.

 

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4 Comments

  1. January 1, 2020 / 12:25 pm

    Great tips! I started my fitness journey about 8 years ago and fell in love with weightlifting! It has definitely changed my body for the better. I just need to dial in my nutrition this year. My culprit is sugar.

    • Lauren
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      January 1, 2020 / 8:22 pm

      Weightlifting is where it’s at!!!!!!! I hear you – the diet is the hard part, working out is the fun part! Ice cream is just so good LOL. Once you get going though – it feels so good and bad foods make you feel yucky. I’d love to hear how you make out honing in on your nutrition this year!

  2. Karen
    February 7, 2020 / 6:09 pm

    58 and dang it’s hard to lose weight! So true about the metabolism thing as you get older . GRR! I would be ecstatic with losing 10lbs! Pretty happy with 5. I usually try to stay between 1400- 1500 cal/day. Moderately low carb. Work out 3-5 days for 35-45 min. Weight lifting , HIIT. With Fitness Blender programs . Really got serious and went really low carb for about 4-5 weeks …didn’t lose a thing. So darn frustrating.
    So if you’re doing the protein shakes, is that in place of any meals or in addition to meals … and if in addition what should meals look like ?

    • Lauren
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      February 17, 2020 / 6:54 pm

      Hi Karen! Your calories sound really low! I’d make sure you are eating ENOUGH! I don’t use the shakes as a meal replacement but rather a snack and I round it out with something like a piece of fruit or granola and yogurt, etc.!