For some, this will feel like a giant leap into the unknown, and for others it may be part of a larger health and fitness goal that you have been working towards for some time. The important thing is that you are here, and the MissFit team can’t wait to help you smash those goals!
To achieve success at anything you really need a solid plan. You may have heard of the 6 Ps – Prior Preparation and Planning Prevents Poor Performance. The same applies for health, fitness, and diet. Having structured training, a set weekly routine, and some good food preparation will set you up for success.
Why structured training works
When you are starting out, training can seem quite daunting at first.
This is where committing yourself to some structured training can not only help you with establishing a fitness plan, but it also makes it easier for you to achieve success.
Attending group fitness sessions run by friendly and qualified trainers takes the guess work out of your exercise routine. You don’t have to come up with a planned workout, that’s what the MissFit trainers do! You just need to commit and show up.
What are your non-negotiables?
It’s important to know what your non-negotiables are right at the outset. Then you need to write them down and fully commit to them.
For example, you might say that one of your non-negotiables is that you commit to attending a minimum of four group training sessions a week at MissFit. This means that no matter come rain, hail, or shine, you will be attending at least four group training sessions. By writing it down, it can really solidify your commitment to yourself.
With your non-negotiables established, and being committed to a timetabled routine/schedule, you are well on your way to success.
What about food and nutrition?
No matter what your overall goal is, good food and nutrition is as equally as important as regular exercise. Think of your body as a well-oiled machine. To keep it in tip-top condition, you must service it regularly and give it optimum fuel.
Another way of looking at it, is ‘energy in versus energy out.’ If you are looking for weight loss, then the energy in must be less than the energy out. If you want to maintain your current weight, then the energy in must be equal to the energy out. Sounds simple enough, right? Now you need to learn how to measure the energy going in and going out, and how to track it so you succeed at your health and fitness goals. Wouldn’t it be great if someone had done all the calculations for you, and you just need to work out what foods you love that will compliment your training and goals?
This is where MissFit’s Meal Plans and recipe book come in. The calories/kilojoules have been measured by a qualified nutritionist and the meal plans and recipes are delicious!