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A healthy lifestyle is not one specific diet and getting in shape isn’t a destination. It is so easy to listen to the media and follow the crash diets or fads that everyone is trying and losing weight on, but the truth is that they are not sustainable. They will give you a quick result (maybe). Once you return to your regular habits, it won’t be long until the results will seem to have reversed. There is simply, no one way to lose weight and shape up other than to find what works for you.

The hardest part is just getting started. Whether you’ve never worked out a day in your life or you’re just coming back around to a healthy lifestyle after losing track for a while, here are 5 tips to help you get started and stay on track.

1: Have a clear goal in mind and a starting point for getting there:  The biggest mistake I see clients make is when they are fired up, motivated and ready to make change happen, they go to the gym spend 2 hours there and end up so sore that they restart the following Monday. Maybe a few donuts and a couple of drinks happen over the weekend. If you’ve never worked out before, start with 20 minutes. If you know you can run 3 miles, set off for those 3 miles and add 15 push-ups and 15 burpees at every mile marker. Start doesn’t mean tackling. You are making a lifestyle change after all. It is okay to ease into it. One step at a time.

2: Schedule your workouts at the beginning of each week and plan your week accordingly so there are no excuses: Right down what days you plan to workout that week. It also helps to enlist a friend to join you. Whatever it takes to keep you accountable, make sure that it is at the top of the priority list.

3: Make sure to fuel yourself properly before exercise: If you want peak results, you have to fuel yourself for peak performance. There is nothing worse than heading to work out feeling extremely lethargic and uninspired. I like to have a snack consisting of 1 piece of whole grain toast with a tablespoon of peanut butter to avoid crashing before or during my workout. For an extra boost for maximum performance, I drink the Acceler8 Pre-Workout Mix. It is loaded with vitamins including B vitamin which helps with energy as well as Glutamine which helps with metabolizing fat and supports new muscle growth.

 

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4: Fueling yourself to be amazing: This means not ended up stuck in your car, hungry and with no options other than to drive through and pick up fast food. Make sure to pack meals for throughout the day. One of the best things I do is keep the Pure Advantage Whey Protein in my car at all times. Protein keeps our metabolism moving and is a big player in curbing our hunger. This will keep up from feeling hungry and avoid crashing.

5: Be patient with the process: Lasting change takes time.  A healthy lifestyle includes a healthy mind too. Celebrate the small victories and learn to enjoy the process. After all, there is no end game.

Alli Forsythe

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Best known for her appearances on the national TV show The Amazing Race on CBS.
Alli  is a Los Angeles based SoulCycle instructor, NASM certified personal trainer, cyclist, triathlete world traveler and international writer.


Alli is certified with the National Academy of Sports Medicine as a trainer with expertise in cardio for performance and nutrition for fitness

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