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Starting My Fitness Journey Over

Starting over from scratch.โฃ

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The thought popped into my head earlier...โฃ

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๐—ช๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ฐ๐จ๐ฎ๐ฅ๐ ๐ˆ ๐๐จ ๐ข๐Ÿ ๐ˆ ๐ก๐š๐ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ฌ๐ญ๐š๐ซ๐ญ ๐ฆ๐ฒ ๐Ÿ๐ข๐ญ๐ง๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ ๐ฃ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ง๐ž๐ฒ ๐จ๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ ๐š๐ ๐š๐ข๐ง ๐Ÿ๐ซ๐จ๐ฆ ๐ฌ๐œ๐ซ๐š๐ญ๐œ๐ก? โฃ

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But still knowing everything I do now after a decade of working in the fitness industry. โฃ

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Here's exactly what I wish I did from day 1...โฃ

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๐Ÿ. ๐“๐ซ๐š๐œ๐ค ๐ฆ๐ฒ ๐ฆ๐š๐œ๐ซ๐จ๐ฌ. โฃ



โฃI started working out a few years before I committed anything on the nutrition side of things. โฃ

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Bc I had a misconception that "proper nutrition" meant I wouldn't be able to have my favorite treats anymore. โฃ

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Like ice cream & baked goods. (I have a sweet tooth)โฃ

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But tracking your macros not only teaches you forever about the ๐˜ฏ๐˜ถ๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฅ๐˜ด....โฃ

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It also allows you to eat more flexibly by including some treats, while still seeing results. โฃ

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If I knew this, I would have started tracking my food from the start & saw much more progress. โฃ

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๐Ÿ. ๐—ช๐จ๐ซ๐ค ๐ฐ๐ข๐ญ๐ก ๐š ๐œ๐จ๐š๐œ๐ก. โฃ


I spent a good 3-4 years working out without any idea of what I was doing. โฃ

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And my experience working with some great coaches over the years has ๐ก๐ž๐ฅ๐ฉ๐ž๐ ๐ฆ๐ž ๐ฆ๐จ๐ซ๐ž ๐ญ๐ก๐š๐ง ๐š๐ง๐ฒ๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ž๐ฅ๐ฌ๐žโฃ

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to ๐˜จ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ญ๐˜บ ๐˜ช๐˜ฎ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฎ๐˜บ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฉ๐˜บ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ฒ๐˜ถ๐˜ฆ & also grow my knowledge of training & nutrition. โฃ

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I wish I worked with a coach from day 1 more than anything. โฃ

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It would have forced me to learn things earlier on that ended up taking years. โฃ

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Like how to track my food accurately. โฃ

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How to ๐˜ข๐˜ฅ๐˜ซ๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ต ๐˜ฎ๐˜บ ๐˜ฏ๐˜ถ๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ over time to continue seeing results.โฃ

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And it would have ensured I was following a ๐˜ฃ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ค๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜จ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ฎ & ๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜จ๐˜จ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ฎ๐˜บ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฌ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ต๐˜ด. โฃ

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Bc in my first few years, I would mainly train areas I liked. (chest, arms, abs)โฃ

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And neglected areas I didn't like training. (legs, back, shoulders)โฃ

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This led to me developing some serious muscle imbalances that took years to even out. โฃ

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๐Ÿ‘. ๐…๐จ๐œ๐ฎ๐ฌ ๐จ๐ง ๐Œ๐ข๐ง๐-๐Œ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐œ๐ฅ๐ž ๐‚๐จ๐ง๐ง๐ž๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐ˆ๐ง๐ฌ๐ญ๐ž๐š๐ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐„๐ ๐จ ๐‹๐ข๐Ÿ๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐ โฃ


โฃFocus each & every rep on moving the weight with the muscle group you're working for that exercise. โฃ

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Building this skill is so key when it comes to ๐š๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ญ๐ข๐œ๐ฌ & ๐ฉ๐ก๐ฒ๐ฌ๐ข๐ช๐ฎ๐ž ๐›๐š๐ฌ๐ž๐ ๐ ๐จ๐š๐ฅ๐ฌ. โฃ

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When I was younger, I was ego lifting. โฃ

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Lifting more weight than I was able to with proper form. โฃ

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And putting myself at higher risk of injury. โฃ

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While also needing to recruit other muscle groups to move the weight. Therefore, not targeting the muscle group I wanted as effectively. โฃ

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Using proper form & ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜บ ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ค๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ on contracting the muscle on every rep, โฃ

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is so much more important than how much weight is actually being lifted. โฃ

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If I knew these 3 things from day 1, it's scary to think where I'd be today. โฃ

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But luckily, it's a lifelong game and we've always got time to improve our current fitness level. โฃ

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I'm pumped watching some of my clients in their 40s, 50's, 60s and 70s crushing it this year. โฃ

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Thanks for reading. I hope it was even 1% helpful.


-- Jesse

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