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starting-a-workout-planKickstart a 30-day workout plan for a great result.

Committing to get fit takes commitment, dedication and a plan of action. Now that you’ve decided to get fit, you need to start a workout plan. Start with a month and from there you can get more intense with your workouts and make greater fitness goals.

6 Ways to Start a Workout Plan 

1. Determine your strengths and weaknesses.

If you have some problem areas and/or have great endurance, note it. Make a list of all the things you would like to physically improve or remove. Having a starting point is great because you can see your growth along your journey. This includes eating. If you have cravings, determine what they are.

2. Make goals to strengthen your strengths and weaknesses.

If you have great endurance, challenge yourself to run a longer distance or even train for a big run like a 5k or marathon. However, if you can’t run for long, start running at the gym for small increments at a time. Add 5 more minutes on the treadmill or elliptical each time you workout. If you love cardio and not so much weight lifting, start incorporating weight into your routine. Try out different things to improve your overall health. As far as eating, start limiting your craving intake. Replace your craving foods with healthier choices like apples and peanut butter for a sweet tooth or kale chips instead of potato chips.

3. Make a workout schedule/routine.

If you don’t have a trainer to help you, determine what you will do when you workout. Are you going to do cardio for 30 minutes three times a week, weight lift for 4 days a week, jog at the local park one day or go swimming?

4. Commit to your workout.

Unless absolutely necessary, don’t miss it. Everyone has a day or two where they just don’t feel like going but you’ll feel better if you just go.

5. Stick to your plan.

Whether you’ve developed a strict eating plan, promised yourself to cut out all sugar filled juice, stick to your eating and fitness plan.

6. There will be cheat days.

It wouldn’t be fair to not include cheat days. You are allowed 3 cheat days out of the month.

Record your progress and take it a step farther or level up for month two.

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