Keeping It Simple

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Man, it’s been awhile!

 

Sorry I haven’t been writing much, or at all, lately. Life’s been busy and we had a big summer of to dos that kept me from the blog.

 

But enough excuses, I plan on being back regularly and getting you awesome content that helps you get better, faster, stronger and looking great.

 

With that in mind, today I want to talk about the simplicity of nutrition and exercise.

 

Many people I talk to don’t know where to start and there are just as many starting points as there are trainers in the world.

 

So, let’s talk about starting a plan and when to.

 

 

Keeping Exercise Simple

The biggest mistake you can make is waiting. Do something today to start down your path.

 

Should you speak with a coach first before you jump into a training plan? Of course, BUT that doesn’t mean you should be idle until you get the chance to speak with a coach or trainer.

 

Do squats and pushups every morning until you get a chance to speak with a trainer. Because, to be honest, AT LEAST you’re doing SOMETHING.elf-meme

 

Even if you just go for a daily walk for 40 minutes you’re doing more than if you did nothing at all

 

Exercise isn’t about finding the most fancy and odd exercise available. It’s about doing something that benefits YOUR overall health and wellness.

 

And most training programs out there are trying to teach you how to Squat, Bench Press (or pushup), Deadlift, Increase Speed, Endurance, Power, Mobility or Strength.

 

So, don’t look for the plan out there that has the craziest stuff, find the plan that you enjoy and stick with it.

 

Because sticking with it can be more important than what you do.

 

The longer you stick to your plan, even a boring one, the more likely you are to reap the rewards of staying consistent.

 

Getting fit is not a onetime deal, it’s a lifetime deal.

 

And you may not want to buckle down and get the work done, but that’s where results come from. Results rise from working out even when we didn’t want to.

 

TAKE HOME MESSAGE: DO SOMETHING TODAY. DO NOT WAIT TO EXERCISE.

 

 

Keeping Nutrition Simple

Keeping nutrition simple is tough for many people. The reason is because we get fed A METRIC CRAP TON of nutrition information ALLLLLLLLL the time.

 

I can’t even open Facebook without seeing at least two articles about nutrition and healthy food recipes in one swipe.steak-978666_1920

 

Here is the easiest way to break down nutrition quickly and keep it stupid simple.

 

  1. Eat 3-4 MEALS each day and 1-2 SNACKS each day
  2. With every meal have 1 cup of veggies (spinach, asparagus, broccoli, cauliflower)
  3. With every meal have 4-6 ounces (about a handful) of lean meat (turkey, chicken, lean beef, fish).
  4. With 2 meals have about ½ a cup (about a handful) of simple carbs or starches (brown rice, white rice, sweet potatoes, yams, whole wheat pasta)
  5. Snacks for the day should be a serving of fruit, protein shake, nuts, dairy or eggs.

 

There it is, a very simple way to have an incredibly health day. This is a high protein, moderate fat and moderate carb way to get through the day without eating junk food.

 

Is it perfect?

 

Of course not, I don’t know your weight, height, allergies or other food restrictions.

 

BUT this beats you snacking on junk, or going to a fast food joint. AND I summed up a pretty damn good day in a very simple 5 step breakdown.

 

Good nutrition doesn’t have to be complex, you just have to take the time to care. If you take the time to plan and put together your meals you will see results in weeks rather than months.

 

If you have a tough time with nutrition try this for a week or two and just see how you do and how you feel. I think you’ll be surprised at how easy it is when you follow just a few simple guide lines.

 

 

Wrapping It Up

tumblr_ntflw3zz7v1tpyjvwo1_500Look just because you’re interested in getting a little healthier doesn’t mean you NEED to take the body builder mentality and do nothing but eat right and lift every day, all the time for the next 6 months.

 

There will be times when you don’t want to follow your plan and that’s ok, but just know that doing something is better than doing nothing and making small changes over time can lead to big results down the road.

 

Fitness is a marathon, not a sprint. So, take your time BUT DO NOT QUIT TRYING TO GET BETTER.

 

And if you ever need any help with exercise or nutrition feel free to contact me at Trevor@trainARC.com and I’d be happy to answer your fitness and nutrition questions!

 

Have a great week.

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