When I first started my weightloss journey I was ridiculously WEAK! My first training session I did one set of walking lunges, and my legs gave out on me. I mean completely done! It was then I realized I had a long way to go. I knew I needed to start, but I had to start slow. Here are a few tips that helped me build some momentum.
- I kept track of my calories by using MyFitnessPal. It’s most important to discover what calorie range you need to maintain energy while creating a caloric deficit to lose weight. Remember, it’s better to eat a little bit more, than under eat and put your body in starvation mode. Everything you do in the gym will be a waste if you aren’t eating right!
- Weight train! Don’t be scared to lift heavier than you thought you can imagine just know your limit, and make sure you are with a spotter! Building muscle helps you burn calories even after you workout!
- Drink lots of water! I drink about 1.5-2.0 gallons a day.
- I started doing 20 minutes of intense cardio in the morning, and 40 minutes at night. I’m currently doing 45 minutes of cardio in the AM, and 40 minutes on the stair climber at night 4 days a week, 25 minutes of interval training, with a 15 minute cool down 2 days.
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Most importantly, take your time. Everyone has to start somewhere. You didn’t put 30 lbs of weight on overnight, it will not come off overnight either!