You’ve made the commitment to live a healthier lifestyle. You joined the 12 Week Challenge to help you feel fitter and more confident in your body. Now you just have to stick to the new routine! I know lots of people find it difficult to adjust to the lifestyle changes, so I’ve put together some tips to help make the challenge easier for you:
Schedule your workouts & rest days
It might take you a bit of time to get used to your new routine, and that’s perfectly okay! We all have our own commitments, so sticking to a successful workout routine can take a bit of planning.
To give yourself the best chance at following your workout planner, try scheduling your high-intensity and low-intensity sessions, as well as your rest days.
Pack your gym bag
Be ready for those early morning or after work gym sessions by packing your gym bag ahead of time. That way, you can just grab your bag and head off to your workout. You’ll save so much stress (particularly first thing in the morning) if you have your clothes packed and ready to go. It also makes it much harder to forget your workout gear if you pack the night before and pop the bag by the front door.
Make a motivating playlist
If you’re like me, workouts just aren’t the same without music! It’s way too easy to get distracted without a bit of music to listen to. By making your own amazing playlist, full of songs that you like, you can have a source of motivation right there on tap!
Put together a playlist of some upbeat, energising songs that suit to the type of workout you’re doing. An energising playlist can really help you push through any tough sessions.
Prep your meals
To get the most out of your workouts, you should be following a healthy eating plan. That way your body is adequately fuelled to get through the day, as well as your workouts. If you find it hard to juggle preparing nutritious meals with full-time work or study, meal prep can quickly become your saviour.
Plan your meals ahead of time, shop according to the meal list and set time aside to prepare a few meals at once. That’s the big secret! Keep your prepared meals on hand and then reheat as needed.
Take your ‘before’ photo
I highly recommend taking a ‘before’ photo at the start of the 12 Week Challenge so you can compare it to other photos along the way. Progress photos are a great way to help motivate yourself, particularly when you start to notice changes. For many people, progress photos show visible changes that may not be immediately noticeable on the scales.
I’m so excited that you girls are joining the 12 Week Challenge! I really hope these tips will help you get through the first week. Stay tuned to my blog for lots of other tips to help you make the most of the challenge.
Love, Kayla xx