So you’ve begun fitness training. Whether you’ve signed up for a 5K, or even an obstacle course, or are just trying to get into shape, the point is you want to make your body better. When working with a personal trainer, you want to make sure you’re putting in as much effort outside of your sessions, as you are at your sessions. But what does that mean? Getting enough rest? Yes, but there’s so much more to it than that. Here are some ways to keep your body happy while feeling extremely sore.

  1. Stretch – If you’re working with a personal trainer, your workout won’t begin without stretching, but if you’re working out by yourself, you might forget this extremely important aspect, and jump right into your workout. Not only will your body be upset with you for this, but it will come back with a vengeance, causing you even more pain, and possibly injury.  
  2. Proper Nutrition – Again, if you have a personal trainer, they will have already set out a plan for you. But if you’re going it alone, it’s important that you’re giving your body fuel for fire. The food you intake will not only help lead you to success, but it will play an integral part in how you feel, and more importantly, your muscle building.

While there are many things that you should be doing to take care of your body, working out or not, it’s especially important for when you are in the midst of a weight loss plan. The food you eat will play just as much of a role, if not more, as the workouts you are doing. Your pre, and post workout regimen are important for making your body feel it’s best. Stay tuned for our next blog for more tips on your wellness.