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5 Tips for Starting a Workout Routine

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As you start focus more on your own wellness, these 5 Tips for Starting a Workout Routine truly helped me on my journey.  I’m sharing these in partnership with Premier Protein®; however, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

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I shared with you back in January that I was starting on my own wellness journey to really get my own health back in check.  A big part of that routine was being mindful of the nutrients that I was getting during the day.  I immediately realized I was lacking in protein and had WAY too many carbs.  So, I decided to follow the American Heart Association Guidelines on those nutrients and then start tracking.  One way that I was immediately able to get more protein was with the Premier Protein Shakes, now though they are introducing a new line that is called, Premier Protein Clear.  These drinks contain 20g of protein, 90 calories, and 0g of sugar.  Plus, they use NO artificial sweeteners.  So if you are like me and really need a boost of protein and are just very tired of water 24/7, this is the perfect alternative.

5 Tips for Starting a Workout Routine #PremierProtein AD

Right now they are available in the Tropical Punch flavor at Sam’s Club, plus online you get FREE shipping from 4/17-5/17.  That means it’s time to order those because let’s face it, I love FREE shipping!

5 Tips for Starting a Workout Routine #PremierProtein AD

5 Tips for Starting a Workout Routine #PremierProtein AD

Right now, this drink has become my go-to for that carpool line in the afternoons.  I’m always dragging it seems by the time I need to go pick up my kids, so with this drink I get a boost of protein and energy too.  I’m fully charged and ready to tackle homework and dinner time.

There are a few tips though I’ve learned along the way in this wellness journey.  I thought I’d also show a before and after picture of where I was to where I am now.  It’s definitely a slow journey, but I want to do it the right way and not a crash diet, because I don’t want to be on this journey next year I want it to be my lifestyle.  I’ve lost about 25 pounds since the end of December and am about 4 dress sizes down as well.  I have about 15 more pounds to go to hit my goal; however, I’m very happy with the progress so far and adding more protein has been essential to my progress.

5 Tips for Starting a Workout Routine #PremierProtein AD

5 Tips for Starting a Workout Routine

  1. Create a Maintainable PlanThis was essential for me.  I did not want to do a low carb, high fat diet, I wanted to do something maintainable, I also wanted my workout to be maintainable.  I didn’t want to start on a high note and then crash and burn.  Be sure you change your diet and add in a workout plan that fits your lifestyle and would fit it for life not just for a few weeks!
  2. Lots of ProteinThe big key for me was looking at my nutrients each day, protein is a must in your diet and adding in drinks such as Premier Protein is a great low-calorie and delicious way to boost the daily intake.
  3. Choose the Right ShoesThis is a funny one, right?  It’s so necessary though.  I realized early on that shoes make a big difference in how you will feel after a workout too.  You need a good support so you don’t end up using weak knees as a reason not to stay on top of your workout.
  4. Track Your Food & ExerciseUse an app or a journal to track everything you eat and how much you workout too.  You will be amazed at how much you may be putting into your mouth each day that you didn’t realize or you may also learn the opposite that you aren’t eating enough good foods!  This was the most eye opening experience for me.
  5. Track Your StepsIf you have a desk job like I do part of the time, then you may want to use a tracker to track your steps ensuring that you get in your daily step goal.  It’s easy to forgot to get up and move but with a tracker that helps to keep you on point!

5 Tips for Starting a Workout Routine #PremierProtein AD

These are a few of the key points that have helped me on this journey and as I continue on I’m thankful for products like Premier Protein Clear that are helping me keep those nutrients into my body in a good way!

Have you remained consistent on your wellness journey?  Have you tried this drink yet?

 

 

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4 Responses to “5 Tips for Starting a Workout Routine”

  1. Roger Willisposted April 24, 2017 at 3:36 pm

    I want to first congratulate you on your journey, and the rewards so far! Second, thank you so much for writing this! I just recently started getting back in to the gym. I’ve gained way too much weight, and it’s depressing. My mindset is basically what you wrote, along with the motto, “I’m better today than I was yesterday”. Keep up the good work! I’ll have to see if our local Sam’s club carries Premier Protein Clear!

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  2. Carol Speakeposted April 24, 2017 at 3:59 pm

    I like the low sugar and carb info. Looks like a drink that won’t hurt if you are trying to follow that type of eating plan. Congratulations on your journey! And thanks for sharing!

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  3. Ali Rostposted April 24, 2017 at 7:05 pm

    So many congratulations on how far you’ve come! Good for you for sticking with it .. it fun when you can start to see big changes. I loved the tip about good shoes. Yes .. I’m a runner/walker and the minute I start to have weird pains (wherever) I always know it’s time to change my shoes. It’s amazing what a difference it makes

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  4. Tamiposted April 25, 2017 at 7:37 am

    These are all great tips. I personally find myself to be a perfectionist and quit when I miss a planned day of working out. I guess your first tip really needs to be my first place of action. That way I don’t overschedule myself and fall flat on my face.

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