Many people have time preferences for working out - typically morning, lunch, or dinner. I workout at 4:44AM for the needed energy to fuel me thru the day. As an aside, 5AM is the earliest gyms open so it's always exciting to see a line of die-hards standing outside the gym for the manager to open the door. Starting the day with a morning fitness victory is a sensational feeling. To get started with the 4:44AM club or another workout time, you'll need the below.
Set goal of whether you're striving to lose weight, gain muscle, or maintain athleticism. Put a time period deadline (i.e. 30 days, 3 months) to reach this goal then reassess after every goal period. These goals can be measured with body weight, speed, endurance, agility, and strength. Many people religiously idolize athletes and celebrities for their physique. Instead of just cheering on the sideline, follow your favorite people on social media to understand the nutrition and exercise routines that can be incorporated in your life.
Determine days/times of the week that you'll be working out so that those times are blocked in your calendar. Before the workout, lay out all of your workout gear (i.e. clothes, music, pre/post workout meal, shoes, workout plan, etc) in a place for you to see so that you won't skip the workout.
Map out your workout routine. For example, I typically lift 3 times a week and cardio 3 times a week - Sundays off! Have a library of your favorite workout routines/programs that you can use to target different muscle groups for muscle confusion and growth.
Based on your fitness goal, ensure that you have a balanced nutrition of protein, carbohydrates, vegetables, supplements, fats, etc.
Many people start New Years Resolution strong in New Year but give up in 2 months. Working out with training partners provide the needed accountability and motivation to achieve your fitness goals. Identify or find at least 5 people who you can train with. Thru gamification and community support, JustHuynh can help you be a better you!
Francis Huynh is Founder & CEO of JustHuynh - the social fitness company that helps people build confidence and self defense skills thru group fitness martial arts and power athletics training. Personally experiencing obesity during college and consulting, training with partners helped Francis become healthier and happier. With time as most valuable resource, Francis turned down corporate career opportunities post-MBA to dedicate his life to help 400 million+ people affected with diabetes worldwide reach their health goals. Francis completed his undergrad at Bowdoin and MBA at Vanderbilt.