My Top 10 Workout Tips To Get You Started

When I first started working out, and trying to live healthy, it was just so overwhelming and I was going in it blind.  I had no idea where to start.  I knew I should do cardio, but for how long?  How high of intensity?  I was so lost.  So, I have put together my top 10 workout tips that I wish I would have known when starting out.  Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

In no particular order:

  1. Do not start working out 7 days a week and restricting massive calories.  SLOW DOWN.  Start off gradually, and work your way up!
  2. 3-4 days a week,  high intensity, 20-30 min workouts are a good way to start.
  3.  Never work out the same body part two days in a row – your muscle fibers need time to repair
  4. Cardio workouts burn calories WHILE your doing the workout while strength training and lifting weights continue to burn calories hours after your done working out.
  5. Do not workout until 30 min after you have eaten and do not eat (especially carbs) 30 min after
  6. Switch it up… If you find yourself plateauing, then you need to switch up your workout.  Example:  Instead of doing cardio before strength training, do it after. Change the exercises you are doing – if you are always using a cable, switch to weights.
  7. EAT YOUR PROTIEN
  8. Don’t over do. Burnout is a serious thing.
  9. Eating not enough calories is as bad as eating too many.  If you are not eating enough, your body will burn lean muscle and not fat.  That is BAD!
  10. Less is more.  If you can do 100 reps of a particular exercise, that’s to much.  Add weights or some kind of resistance (like a band or cable).

 

3 thoughts on “My Top 10 Workout Tips To Get You Started

  1. Tnx I am doing gym machines for my inner and outer thighs 3 days a week for 15 min. Then play water volleyball for 2 hours. Should I start a cardio tape? And how often?

    • Water volleyball is pretty good workout! Are you doing that 3x’s a week? If so and if you are doing it for 2 hours straight then I would say hold off on the cardio tape for a while until you plateau. If you start everything all at once, eventually soon you are going to hit a plateau. Then you will have to workout 5x’s harder to see any results then you will get burnt out and stop all together.

  2. Heather – this is wonderful! You are such a gifted and beautiful lady! Love and prayers to you, sweetie! “Aunt” Chris*

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