My best fitness tip:  Have a game plan

 

Having a game plan will keep you on track, consistent and give you immediate feedback.

One of the first things you need to do is set some goals.  You need some outcome-based goals and some behavior goals. 

Outcome goal - I want to lose 20 pounds. 

Behavior goal – I will exercise 3 times a week.

 

After you have set your goals to create a fitness plan.  If you plan on strength training 3 days a week, are you going to do a full body program (my preference) or a traditional body part split (chest one day, back one day and legs and shoulders one day)?  The plan should be written down and the date and weights used should be recorded.  This plan needs to change every 3-4 weeks and so should the range of repetitions and the weight.  You should always strive to make advances and not be satisfied with the weight that is “comfortable”.  You should also mix in exercises that are hard for you and make you uncomfortable.  The definition of insanity: Doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result,  so challenge your mind and body in your pursuit of your goals.