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Working Out For Beginners

Working Out For Beginners

If you stumbled upon my page I’m assuming you are a beginner who wants to get Into shape for the first time? Then you came to the right page. Today I am going to talk about a few exercises that anybody can do as a beginner. So you want to get Into shape but don’t have a gym membership or you may not have money for a gym membership good news Is that you don’t need to spend money to help you get Into shape (Besides spending money of healthy foods.)

Commercial Gyms: Commercial gyms are tough places to work out anyway: They’re home to a pushy salesman, Intimidating jacked dudes grunting Into a mirror and other members that aren’t very welcoming. Luckily, you can burn fat, build muscle, and get a great workout by just doing bodyweight exercises…no gym or workout equipment required.


I know the cardio lovers who are reading this Is going to disagree with me but In my, opinion Cardio Is the least effective way to burn those calories. If you thought about weight training there Is no better time then now to start. I get It that If you are a women reading this that you might think that weight training might make you bulky…like a dude. I’m here to tell you that the only way you become bulky Is If you bulk up. Other than that you won’t turn Into a man. I realize just STARTING bodyweight training can be Intimidating, and you’re probably also thinking this better be worth It!

~~~~ I understand that there’s nothing more frustrating than training for months or years and you didn’t realize that you’ve been training wrong the entire time and that’s why you didn’t see the results you wanted In the time you wanted. Lots of well Intentioned….but misguided….effort when It comes to exercise and no progress!

Circut Training

Every bodyweight exercise Involved utilizes multiple muscle groups, gets your heart rate pumping, and burns tons of calories. Essentially, circuit weight training, or circuit bodyweight training, burn more calories than Interval training, and that, In turn, burns WAY more calories than steady cardio. When you strength train, you burn calories. Then, your body needs to spend hours and hours afterward rebuilding your muscles, which In turns burns even more calories (they call this the afterburn effect).

If you’re trying to lose weight, spending hours doing cardio on a treadmill is a really crappy, boring, inefficient use of your time. If you’re a busy person (and I know you are) aren’t we all? Why spend hours doing something when you can be MORE efficient and build a better physique with less time?

Don’t forget to warm up: This Is a no-brainer you never want to skip the warm-up just like you don’t ever want to skip the cooldown. Warming up and Cooling down Is what helps prevent Injuries. 

Warm Up Tip: You can run In place, jump rope, do a few push-ups, pedal on a stationary bike, do some punches and kicks, jog up and down your stairs, and/or twist and swing your arms and legs to get them moving!  Give It about 5-10 minutes, and don’t wear yourself out completely, but get your heart rate elevated and a little bit of sweat never hurt anybody.

Warm Up Idea

30 Push-ups (If you need to modify you can all you do for the modify option you put your knees on the ground.

20 Lunges (each leg) If you can do a full lunge just yet you can go halfway down until you build up your flexibility to do a full lunge.

30 Jumping Jacks

20-second plank ( as you build stamina you will be able to hold the plank longer)


You build muscles while you rest and your ABS are made In the kitchen. To ensure that you get proper nutrition you to figure out what your fitness goals are. If you are going to bulk up on fats and proteins If you are doing a cut then you are going to cut back on carbs and fats. To ensure proper nutrition Eat natural, whole foods whenever possible. Leave the soda behind ( I drink soda and I do have a small glass of soda every day) If you are a hardcore soda drinker (cans or liters) try to cut back each day or If you need extra time each week until you are completely soda free or you are  having a small glass ( another suggestion If you drink regular soda that Is full of sugar try switching to diet soda… Diet soda contary to popular belife Is better for you than regualr soda), candy, and junk food out of your system. Sugar Is bad but try to limit sugar only to your cheat day or treat meal….cut back on sugar and liquid calories wherever you can. The stuff Is In everything! Swap out the grains on your plate for vegetables when you can. Make sure you get enough protein each day (meat, chicken, fish)… If you are vegetarian you can always use meat alternatives. This helps with rebuilding muscles and things like that.

Truth Bomb: I know you probably already know this but how you eat will determine your success and how long you stay on your new lifestyle path. If you think I’m joking more than 80% of people who start “Diet” will fail within first 2 months. If you are looking for an at home work out program you can email me and we can set something up. 

I know the nutrition section Is the longest but I can’t stress enough to you that when I was a beginner I didn’t see the proper results for years because I couldn’t figure out the right way of eating according to my workout program at that time. If you have any questions don’t hesitate to reach out for tips, tricks or If you are looking for a nutritionist and personal trainer.

Final Thoughts

Don’t fret If you are a beginner. We all start somewhere. Even people who have been In the fitness game for years and their nutrition might’ve been off. In the world of nutrition, fitness, and health It’s a constant learning game. What may work for you, In the beginning, may not work for you a few months down the road. As your fitness strength grows your nutrition will change. You may have to up your carbs for a few months and then you may have to go low carb. If you are already on a fitness journey and you stalled on the scale maybe look at your nutrition and see If you need to change your nutrition goals. What I’m trying to say Is don’t worry and you’ll get to your fitness and health goals In no time.

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Hello, my name Is Amanda and I'm the woman behind AmandaExplainsIt. I'm a Free Spirit, coffee sipping blogger and I embrace all of the messy parts of life.I'm a mommy of two precious doggies and an advocate for food allergies, animals, and nutrition In real life. I've always loved writing and writing a blog fulfills that. I'm all about spirituality and going with the flow of things. I'm new to the beauty world and I'm excited to share what I learn along the way. Come back often because I post often and I post things related to but not limited to Beauty Reviews, Product Reviews, Spirituality, Nutrition and Food Allergies, and Gluten-Free Recipes. If you like what you read let's be friends. ~XOXO A.


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