Beginning the ACTION PLAN.
Don’t wait for the New Year. Don’t wait for another Monday. Here are 3 things you can do right now while you organize yourself for the Action Plan.
It’s very exciting when you are all “motivated up” and ready to start, but we both know that if you aren’t prepared it will be a frustrating transition. If you aren’t in the right mind set you could drop the ball before the game starts. And if you aren’t familiar with the program, the exercises and the food plan, you may quit.
Uh, not again! Not this time!
Take time. Invest a few days to get organized:
1) Read through the whole program, beginning to end.
2) Clear out and organize your workout area. If you already have a space, freshen it up.
3) Shop and Chop. Grocery shop, prepare and store your food.
4) Get mentally prepared.
While you are getting organized do these 3 simple things:
This week get in the habit of drinking water. Have a glass first thing in the morning. Pack it to go, stash some in the car, prepare and store a jug with lemons or cucumbers and have a glass before you sip on that Timmy’s or Starbuck’s. Start to make water the rule. Invest in a few gallon jugs and fill them up daily. Aim to consume a gallon a day. Plan to make the trips to the restroom. Plan to wake up in the night to pee. It’s going to take some adjustments, of course. But they are necessary and you’ve got to do it. Period.
Please eat! Eat regularly and heartily. Feed yourself wholesome, fresh foods.
Shop, chop and simmer a huge pot of soup. Use the Action Plan Brown Rice and Chicken Soup recipe, or make your own clean cooking recipe. Just be sure to keep a good balance of protein, complex carb and vegetables. The idea this week is to nourish your body, ease carb dependency and fuel up for your training. Think positively about food! It’s your partner in fat loss! As you work towards getting your life organized and ready for some changes, rely on this pot of soup to keep you fed and satisfied. Start your day with it if you must, have a serving every two hours if you must, just make sure that you begin to feed your body at regular, consistent intervals and begin to feel strength and vitality from the whole foods in the soup. Here is our recipe, from The Action Plan:
The Action Plan “Brown Rice and Chicken Soup” is found on page 55. Make a huge batch! Make it your own by incorporating your favorite vegetables, grains and protein. You might choose to use a good, clean eating recipe that you are fond of, a family favorite or ours! The ACTION PLAN recipe. Just have a pot of soup ready for the next few days!
It will take time to become familiar with the HIIT Boards and THE TEN exercises that are used in the Action Plan. Again, take the time to learn them, view our exercise demo videos at Get Fit Over 40 and google the movements for further clarification. Do this very simple routine everyday this week to get you going and keep you moving. It won’t take long for you to figure out the boards and pull your food plan together but it’s nice to have a go-to workout handy when you are a bit overwhelmed. If you are intimidated by the number of reps in this program simply skip down to 30 or 25 rep section and follow it down to the 5’s. Just make sure to do a little more each day.
Take Action now; not tomorrow, not after the holiday, not on Monday. Do it today! Incorporate these 3 strategies while you get organized. It will be a little frustrating at first but you will quickly fall into a habit and shortly thereafter you’ll be able to adjust things to suit your own lifestyle.
Happy New Attitude!
Let’s do this!