I often hear this question:
"Where do I start? Where do I go to get started?"
At this time, there are endless amounts of information available to a person.
One simple Google search can produce enough confusion to keep your head spinning.
Don't believe me?
Exhibit A: Google ANY politician.
Health, Fitness and Nutrition is no different. One site will sing praises for a certain exercise while another screams of its dangers.
So, what's the difference?
YOU are the difference.
If I were to use Michael Phelps schedule, it wouldn't work for several reasons.
He's a tall dude. I'm an average height girl.
I have PCOS and have had 3 children AKA Sensitive Hormones. (I have no knowledge of Mr Phelps' hormonal health because, frankly, it's none of my business)
He's been training for the Olympics... I'm... not. Though I'm pretty sure that potty training is still pretty intense.
I could go on but you get the point.
We're ALL different and that's why it is difficult to find lasting results when we stick to "cookie cutter" plans.
So where do you start?
Not THAT Doctor... though that wouldn't be a bad idea either. ;)
I'm serious, though. Everyone should go to a doctor and find some basic answers before approaching a gym, personal trainer or online guru.
Through basic bloodwork and exams, a quality doctor will be able to tell you:
If you have any pre-existing conditions like
If your goals are realistic and healthy
If you need medication to help your body be healthy
They may even be able to direct you to a Registered Dietician to help you develop a food plan based on your special needs.