As I approach my 26th birthday (this Saturday!!!), I've really been reflecting on everything I've learned over the course of my fitness journey. Truthfully, I could have been able to do things so much better if I had been able to tell my younger self about all the little things that I know now.
Although I don't regret one single thing throughout my journey, here's a list of a few things I wish I knew before I started:
1. Weight training will not make you "bulky".
2. The hard work that you put in TODAY will start to be visible after a few WEEKS (not immediately!).
3. It takes 21 days to form a habit. In order for any new habit or lifestyle change to get easier, you have to get past that 21-day adjustment period first.
4. You can't out-exercise a bad diet.
5. Sleep, rest and recovery are just as important as hard work, exercise, and healthy eating.
6. Cardio is important if you want to be healthier, but weight training is essential if you want to lose weight and change your body composition.
7. You actually need to eat more protein, veggies and healthy, whole foods in order to see muscle growth - not less.
8. Change won't happen on the outside if it doesn't come from the inside, first. What lessons do you know NOW that you wish you had known YEARS ago? Comment below! I'd love to hear them!
With love and wellness,