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It’s that time of the week where we bring valuable advice, right to your inbox.

My best students have experienced the best results.  Plain and simple.  They pay attention in training, apply their new found knowledge and voila, RESULTS!

This week’s content, Top 5 Tips, are coming right from your peers.  We surveyed members to see what they have learned and what they felt was most important in their journey.

Since it’s the time of year where we focus on habit changes and resolving to be “better” at something, I have summarized their top tips below.

Some you may know already, others may be new.  Either way, surely you can use some of these tips to your advantage when it comes to improving your health, movement and body composition.

1) Have a routine/Be consistent

Make your workout, healthy meal prep, or “me time” a non-negotiable! If you schedule that in the same way you schedule work meetings, kids events, or doctors appointments, you will start to see it as a necessary part of your day.

As one client put it, “it’s only 3-4 hours of your week.” Once you realize how much of a difference it makes on everything else you do, you will prioritize that time and make sure you are including that “me time” in your day.

2) Surround yourself with like minded people who support you

It is hard to go at it alone and sometimes friends or family don’t understand why you want to make changes in your lifestyle.  Find the ones that do understand and share a common interest.  Start sharing your goals!

Meeting and working out with people who enjoy fitness or a healthy lifestyle will make it easier for you to see the benefits, feel part of a community, and realize there are more people out there just like you.

The positive vibe will help you stay in line with your goals and keep your mind focused.

3) Take time to recover

Ensure you take time to eat right, sleep, and recover after all your hard work.  This will be key to mental and physical growth.  You can’t go hard every day and not give your body time to rest. We are machines that need the right fuel and the right maintenance to keep us going.

4) Don’t downplay the power of the calorie count

Looking to lose weight? I promise it WON’T happen without a calorie deficit.  Track your food, even if just for a few days, to get a baseline idea of what you are consuming.  The right caloric intake and macro combination will make a WORLD of difference!

5) Just start!  Even if it’s 10 minutes a day. You have the time, you just need to find it

Ever hear the saying, “no one ever got fit by thinking about it?”  Well we are here to tell you that is absolutely the TRUTH!  Doing something, even if it’s just 10 minutes a day of exercise, meal prep, food tracking, taking a walk, etc. will start to get your mindset ready for incremental change.

Think you don’t have the time? Start tracking how much time you spend surfing the internet, watching tv, or looking for something to eat.

The best part about the list above, is that you don’t have to implement all of these things at once to feel a difference. And you shouldn’t!  Start off with one small change and then, when you master it, start working on another.

Do you have other tips to share?  Or need help making a change?

Feel free to reply back with your questions and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

In good health and fitness,