Getting motivated to start a fitness routine can be a daunting task, especially for beginners.
Instead of getting lost in overwhelm, we’re going to simplify the entire process for you. With the right strategies in place you can create a wellness plan that sticks.
In this article, we'll discuss the four main components of a successful health and fitness plan and how they can help keep you motivated on your journey - meaning you achieve out-of-this world results!
So, let's get started on planning your fitness roadmap!
Mindset: The Foundation of a Successful Wellness Plan
Having a positive mindset is the foundation of a successful wellness plan. It's important to focus on your successes, no matter how big or small, instead of getting hung-up on where you may have fumbled - as we say at the FASTer Way, “progress over perfection!” You also want to try to develop a "growth mindset." This means viewing challenges as opportunities to learn and grow to your FULL potential, being open to learning new things, and being okay with making mistakes along the way
When you feel your motivation waning or you're overwhelmed about where to start, try setting realistic goals and celebrating small victories along the way - you don't need to be a full-blown athlete to boost your wellness! Also, remind yourself why you're doing what you're doing and the lifelong benefits you'll enjoy, from taking charge of your health. This goes beyond external or physical changes, and includes internal benefits such as improved mood and energy levels, increased longevity, a stronger immune system, and so much more. With a positive mindset and keeping your “why” top of mind, you can truly overcome any obstacles on your fitness journey.
Community: The Power of Support Systems
Surrounding yourself with like-minded individuals who share similar fitness goals can be a powerful motivator. Finding a fitness community that suits your needs provides a sense of belonging, accountability, and support, ultimately catapults you to wellness success and contributes to greater results than those going it alone!
Community can come in a variety of forms, such as:
- Joining a gym
- Attending fitness classes
- Having a workout buddy, whether that be a friend, family, or loved one
- Finding an online community - at the FASTer Way we offer the ultimate online fitness fam
- Participating in fitness challenges within your community
Having people who understand and encourage you can cultivate new levels of commitment and is a huge factor towards having a wellness plan that WORKS. Not only can you learn from others' experiences, but you can also inspire and motivate others and have them do the same for you in return. Plus, there’s no denying that accountability is KEY.
Nutrition: Fueling Your Body for Success
Nutrition is the cornerstone of any health plan. Knowing what to fuel your body with and sticking to healthy eating habits can be challenging when you’re trying to figure it out all alone, but that’s where we can help!
The most important thing to remember is that if you don’t give your body the fuel, specifically the nutrients it needs, then it’ll work against you, not for you. At the FASTer Way we believe in eating SMARTER not smaller. Instead of depriving yourself, focus on what you can ADD to your diet, like eating one extra serving of vegetables each day or drinking an extra glass of water. It’s crucial to speeding up your metabolism, burning fat, and building lean muscle that you implement the power of macronutrients - that means NOT living off of salads!
Plan and prepare your meals in advance to avoid reaching for unhealthy options when you're hungry - at the FASTer Way, we provide easy-to-follow meal plans tailored to your unique needs and goals so you can take the guesswork out of meal prep! Our nutrition strategies are science-backed and sustainable so you can experience fat loss, energy, hormone regulation, decreased bloat, and diminished cravings.
Finally, be patient with yourself. Developing healthy eating habits takes time, but the rewards are worth it.
Exercise: Finding Your Groove
Regular exercise has numerous benefits, including improved cardiovascular health, increased strength and endurance, and reduced risk of chronic diseases. It's important to find an exercise routine that works for you and fits your schedule and fitness level - don't overwork yourself too hard and start slow!
Consider trying a mix of cardio and strength training exercises to achieve a well-rounded workout.
Examples of cardio exercises include:
- Sprint intervals
Examples of strength training exercises include:
To create a workout routine that works for you, start by identifying your fitness goals and the amount of time you can realistically dedicate to exercise each week - try FASTer Way's guided workouts for only 30 minutes a day! Then, choose exercises that align with your goals and schedule, and gradually increase the intensity and duration of your workouts over time. (Hint: unless your main goal is to train for an endurance race, making cardio your priority is likely not the right answer.)
Remember, consistency is key when it comes to exercise. Aim to work out at least a few times a week, and don't be too hard on yourself if you miss a workout here and there. Celebrate your progress and focus on the benefits of regular exercise for your physical and mental health.
Get Your Wellness Plan With The FASTer Way!
Ready to have a solid outline of what it will take to overhaul your health? We’re giving you the foundations - for free!
A successful wellness plan consists of four main components: mindset, community, nutrition, and exercise. By adopting a positive mindset, surrounding yourself with like-minded individuals, fueling your body with nutrient-dense foods, and finding an exercise routine that works for you, you can achieve your health and fitness goals without fail!
The good news? We’ve got all of this done for you. Just show up!
See how these pieces can all come together to form a healthy lifestyle that works, by trying our FREE day with the FASTer Way on May 22nd!
You’ll have access to an uplifting community group, full day meal guide, 30-minute workout, and special training from our founder and CEO, Amanda Tress.
Don't miss out on this opportunity to experience a program that works like no other you’ve tried.