Commit To Be Fit: Where To Begin

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This conversation is sponsored by Greg Marshall. The opinions and text are all mine.

Commit To Be Fit: Where To Begin // Tried and TastyI’m so excited to begin a new series with you all. Something I’ve never done before on Tried and Tasty. I’ve always kept the website all about tasty recipes, but over the last few years health and fitness have become equally important to me. When I unveiled my re-design a month or so ago I integrated more prominently my passion for becoming your healthiest you. I share with you my weight loss story, my experience with a cleanse/detox, what you need to know about juicing, and your one-stop-spot for many of my healthy recipes. There are two reasons I want to share these things with you on a regular basis (think weekly, fret not… there will still be many delicious recipes shared!). 1. You don’t know what you don’t know. That’s one of my favorite phrases. It’s absolutely true. I want to share with you the things that I’ve learned in my experience (and still learning) that I think will be beneficial to you. 2. Accountability. Accountability is KEY. Without it you’re left to your own destruction. At least that’s certainly how I feel about me. I must be held accountable for my actions and in doing so it pushes me to succeed. With that, let’s get started shall we?

I recently met Greg Marshall. He’s the the founder of Fiture Personal Training and has been in the fitness industry for 9 years now and counting. He has helped thousands of clients reach their goals by offering personal training, corporate training, group training, and nutritional coaching services. He is also a published author of the book “Body Fit A Beginners’s Guide to Fitness” which he wrote for people who are either just refreshing their fitness knowledge or for those that are intimidated on where to start in their fitness journey.

“My goal is to empower you to train yourself. This is why I want to give you a strong foundation of fitness education in weight training, cardio, nutrition, and keeping the right mental attitude—so that you can live a healthy lifestyle forever.” From Body Fit

So what does this have to do with me? While I wish I were 100% all the time, I’m simply not. It was only a year ago that I was in the prime of my life. Healthy, active, HAPPY! Fast forward to today and while I enjoy my weekly ‘bike riding Wednesday’s’ I wouldn’t say I’m nearly as active as I’d like to be. This year has been the year of travel for me (it actually began last December with my very first trip to New York City and then on to a Caribbean cruise) which has meant for me a free pass to [eat all the food] that I’ve wanted to. On vacation and unfortunately at home as well. While I dread jumping on the scale – I know that the numbers would not reflect in my favor. So I have decided to make a hard reset and get back to where I belong. 

[Insert] “Body Fit A Beginners’s Guide to Fitness”. Do you ever recognize those ‘right thing at the right time’ moments? Sometimes you see them right away and sometimes you realize them well after they’ve happened. This book was placed in my hands at just the right time. Just when I needed it most. Here’s what you’ll get with Body Fit: 

  • How to get started. A foundation of general concepts is laid about nutrition, resistance & cardio training, your lifestyle, what a plateau is and how to avoid it, how to access your fitness level, details on body fat, BMI, measurements, and how to test your heart rate. You’ll also learn about what to wear when you workout, how to workout at home, and what you should pay attention to in the flooring of your workout area.
  • The mental side of things. Greg talks about how weight, cardio, and nutrition only get you so far with the mental roadblock of emotions, habits, or feelings that can hold you back from reaching your true potential. 
  • Nutrition. I’d say one of my favorite sections of the book. Many times the question is ‘what should I eat and what are my options?’ ‘why should I eat it and what makes it beneficial?’ Greg does an excellent job of breaking these questions and more down for the beginner. Once you’re equipped with the knowledge you can start making healthy decisions right away. 
  • The importance of strength training. There’s so much more to resistance training than bulking up. Learn how this myth is debunked and how strength training through weight resistance can decrease body fat and tone muscles. 
  • How to incorporate cardio fitness and why it’s important in your routine. The basics is this: cardio has been found to be important for your heart health, keeping your body lean and toned, and assisting in weight management. Currently when working out I use my Polar FT4 Heart Rate Monitor that I LOVE! In fact, it makes an appearance quite frequently on my Instagram account. 
  • Combining it all to make you successful. You’re given the tips – then what do you do with them? Greg helps you put it all together to put your best foot forward. 

Additionally there’s a Six-Day Jump-Start Workout Program that’s phenomenal. Including a warm up, resistence, cardio and stretch instructions for each day. Once you get that down there’s a Build-Your-Own-Workout Menu that equips you with all sort of different ways you can switch things up to get an all-over body workout. If that isn’t enough, the book is rounded out by photo examples of 75+ exercises so you don’t have ANY excuses! This truly is the beginner’s guide to fitness!

What does this have to do with Tried and Tasty? Because I primarily share with you healthy recipes I want to also help equip you with ways that you too can become your healthiest you. Let’s do it together. Sign up on my email list for weekly tips, stories, email exclusive recipes, motivation, and most importantly: accountability. Follow me on my motivational Instagram account icommit2befit – where I post what I’m doing to stay healthy & active! We can do this. Remember:

“A journey of a thousand steps must begin with a single step.” -Lao Tzu

So where do you get your hands on this gem? Purchase your copy: here. I promise you won’t regret it! 
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