How to START your FITNESS journey

Tis the season to get it right!

Do you know when I get the bulk of my new clients?

If you said NOW, then you are correct. It seems like the world is ready for a reboot and desires change. However, most of us will come running out of the gate at full speed when we should come out crawling. I know you’re excited to start a new plan and looking forward to a speedy transformation. But the fact of the matter is the harder you come out, the quicker you crash and burn. So I hope you follow my guide below so you can succeed!

How to Start Your Fit Journey

After receiving an ALL CLEAR from your doctor, take a 25-minute fittest, so you can better gauge where your starting line should be. A fit test will consist of 4-8 different exercises and engaging in each move for 1 minute. During that minute, we are keeping track of the amount you can reach. For instance, my fitness test looks something like this;

  1. Push-ups
  2. Squats
  3. Jump and jacks
  4. Knee tucks (jumping or lifting each leg one at a time)
  5. Jump rope
  6. Running/walking a mile (a timed mile)
  7. Sit-ups

This is a typical test that I would give someone in the beginning stages of a good health plan and not someone looking to take their current journey up a significant notch.

What Do You Do After The Fit test?

After the fittest, you will be sore and questioning why yourself—wondering why you are starting this journey. That’s completely normal and to be expected. But you have to throw those thoughts right out the window and began to think more POSITIVELY, or you will fail.

Began a One Week MissionTake this journey one week at a time and dedicate yourself to completing 25 minutes each day of circuit training. You should pick 3 or 4 exercises and do them 4 or 5 times for 30-60 seconds each. Limit your breaks to one break per rotation.

  1. Burpees
  2. Jump and Jacks
  3. Forward lunge 30 seconds
  4. Back Lunge 30 seconds
  5. Plank 
  6. Rest for 60 seconds and repeat

After completing this initial phase, you will be ready to crush week 2! The first week is the most challenging, so you are ready to be a beast through your journey like a bull if you can complete it!

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39 Replies to “How to START your FITNESS journey”

  1. Is it ‘safe’ to exercise like this every day? I thought we were supposed to rest and recover in between, maybe doing more gentle activities?

    1. The goal for change is consistency and if you can’t commit to atleast 25 minutes a-day then change you don’t want. I have an example for the first week. No one should be looking for a break during their first week. That’s not enough to to establish a new healthy habit.
      Hope this answers your question. Thank you for the great question!

      1. Chair workout would be perfect for you. All you have to do is choose the moves you’re able to do and sit on the edge of your chair and do them. You’ll have to do more repetitions this way but it’s still so effective

  2. I need to exercise dear Belladonna. My only exercise is dancing alone to my midnight jazz. I need some warm days. I will do my long walks by Lake St. Clair.

    1. John you have to find a dancing partner, that sounds like fun. Long walks are so therapeutic. Is it really cold there right now? The weather has been so odd this winter.

      1. A early warm Michigan week coming. 60 degrees on Wednesday. Winter. just teasing us dear Belladonna. Won’t be long. Spring will come.

  3. Imperfect action is better than no action at all! Many people suffer from information overload that leads to analysis paralysis, get started and adjust. They key is to: GET STARTED!

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