It’s the New Year, which means it’s time for a new workout plan—and one that will actually make a noticeable difference. Do you want to lose your muffin top, or strengthen your body from head to toe? Whatever your goals may be, our 2018 fitness reboot is the answer!
There are many strategies you can use to transform your body, fitness level and body mass, but our guide dives into the heart of the matter when it comes to fitness: nutrition and exercise.  Whether you decide to focus more on cardio or strength training, you can adjust the quantity and intensity of our fitness reboot guide to meet your goals, easily. Let’s begin!
Nutrition 101 to Kickstart Your Health
Don’t believe the hype: skipping breakfast or obsessively counting calories is not the way to a lean, fit body. Breakfast is truly the most important meal of the day. Without it, you simply won’t have the energy, brain power or even mental motivation to push yourself past the workouts that will strengthen your body. Stick to a sensible breakfast composed of complex carbs, healthy fats and protein for your pre-workout meal (whole grain toast, topped with nut butter and a banana or scrambled eggs with oatmeal is a great choice!) Then, eat a small meal every three hours to keep your metabolism revving!
The Four-Week Fitness Reboot Workout
Lunges, squats and kettlebells, oh my! While none of these exercises are ‘easy,’ they are perfect for weight loss and toning, and for any fitness level. They’ll challenge you if you’re a beginner, and keep that challenge going as you advance in strength and stamina. Just three times a week, follow our guide (and in between these days, choose a fun cardio class like Body Pump, cycling, or Barre):
• Lunges. Rotate between a traditional lunge (take a wide stance and lower yourself down until your back knee barely touches the ground). Change things up by using weights, or opting for curtsy lunges. • Squats. Squats target hundreds of muscles in one shot, making it the perfect daily workout for anyone. Make sure to keep your back straight as you lunge down to avoid injury, and as you get stronger, squat using a kettlebell. • Crunches. You don’t have to suffer through traditional lunges day after day. Switch up this classic abdominal workout by using a medicine ball as you rotate from side to side, or holding a kettlebell while you lift yourself up.
This workout isn’t for the light of heart, but you’ve got what it takes to conquer it! Apply this workout for the next four weeks and challenge yourself! You’ll see the difference in a month’s time, and will begin to feel fitter than a fiddle!