[stag_intro]A Step-by-Step Guide to Lifestyle Transformation. Includes hard-hitting tips on achieving great fitness despite a too-busy life, plus resources for designing a fitness plan that you’ll never quit.[/stag_intro]
0.1. WHY DID WE WRITE THIS GUIDE?
If you search online to look for a guide to help you achieve your fitness goals, you would get a few options. The moment you get a chance to skim through the content, you would find that most of these guides play around the idea of “Goal Setting”.
They tell you that you DON’T set the right goals. Your goals are TOO BROAD or TOO SPECIFIC to carry out. And if you get those goals right (and specific) then you’re on your path to achieving those goals.
Does that make sense to you? Does it really guarantee you a healthier and fitter lifestyle?
No, it DOESN’T.
Just setting the right goals will never ever give you results. The real problem is not only the goal-setting part. The real problem is the ACTION PLAN.
The problem is that you will NEVER be able to change your lifestyle for your FITNESS goals. What you really need is a STEP BY STEP ACTION PLAN that “fits” your lifestyle.
This guide is specifically written to fill this gap – to help you design your FITNESS ACTION PLAN that is not too demanding in terms of time-commitment and not too vigorous for you to cope with in the beginning.
0.2. WHO IS THIS GUIDE FOR?
This guide is NOT going to tell you how to lose weight in 3 weeks, how to get a ripped body in 90 days or being just the directory of diets and exercise.
THIS guide is for those who want to know :-
- How to achieve better fitness and well-being
- How to design an actionable fitness plan for yourself
- How to APPLY it despite your too-busy lifestyle
If KNOWLEDGE were action, wouldn’t you be already FIT? Clearly, you don’t NEED more information. You NEED to APPLY it.
The bottom line is that it isn’t about lack of motivation or setting the right goals or about knowledge. It is about knowing that how to create yourself a plan you can live with, a plan that fits your lifestyle.
This guide is for all the busy-people who are looking to get FIT.
This guide will help you DESIGN an action plan for life, a program you can live with, a plan you can follow despite the demands of a BUSY lifestyle and a program that can get you RESULTS.
0.3. HOW TO USE THIS GUIDE?
Each chapter is a standalone mini-guide that can be read in isolation, but to get the most of this guide, it would make sense to read it all the way through at least once, and then return to it as a reference resource when needed.
The aim of this guide is to help you set up a workout / exercise routine that is optimal to your primary goal of better fitness. This forms the sole basis and focus, even though, it may lead you to achieve various secondary goals as well, eg. lose fat, look good, get stronger and more.
0.4. WHY IS THIS GUIDE AWESOME?
We have made every attempt to make this guide fun, friendly, relatable, inspiring and informative with all the facts backed by scientific studies.
0.5. WHAT THIS GUIDE INCLUDES?
Chapter One: Body Basics
1.1. How Your Body Gets Energy During Exercise?
1.2. How Your Body Adapts & Benefits From Exercise
Chapter Two: Designing an actionable fitness plan
2.1. Tips to Get Started
2.2. Designing a Personal Fitness Plan
2.3. Personalizing the Plan to Fit Your “Busy” Lifestyle
Chapter Three: Staying on track
3.1. The Basics of Staying on Track & Planning Investments Better
3.2. Tracking Progress
3.3. Staying Motivated
Chapter Four: Rest, Recovery and Injuries
4.1. Exercising Safely
4.2. Exercising Effectively
4.3. Importance of Rest
Chapter Five: Keeping Up With Nutrition
5.1. Making a Smart Grocery List
5.2. Smart Eating Habits
5.3. Saying Yes to Distractions
AE.1. Warm up and cool down
AE.2. Strength Exercises
AE.3. Stretching Exercises
AE.4. Balancing Exercises
AE.5. Relaxation Exercises
AE.7. Fitness Test (Reference tables)