Fitness Tips For Beginners
Hello Beautiful People,
If you’re new to working out (or if you’re just thinking about incorporating fitness into your life), first thing’s first—congrats, because lets be real getting started is a daunting prospect. You know it will hurt, you know you will have to drag yourself there at times and the idea of spending your time sweating among all those toned and muscled gym junkies is quite an intimidating one.
Its a known fact that regular exercise is one of the best things you can do for your health. In fact, you’ll begin to see and feel the benefits consistent physical activity can have on your body and well-being in no-time. However, adding exercise into your daily routine takes a lot of determination, and sticking to it requires discipline.
I am no expert, however I was just like you guys, too afraid to start but after being a gym junky for over 4 years, I have put together a few pointers for all of you newbies out there!
Set Realistic Goals
It’s important to break your ultimate goal down in stages and set smaller goals to keep you motivated along the way. Take the time to figure out your why, what, and how. Once you know the why, what, and how, the mindset is ‘just do it’.
Results come through regular and consistent activity. Stick to your programme and avoid frequent stops and starts. Remember that it takes time and consistency to build your body, but one workout can put you in a better mood.
Try Staring With Three 30-Minute Workouts
If you are just starting a new workout program, don’t overcommit or over-perform. Try starting with three days a week, and schedule it into your week. Then, after week four, try adding another 30 minutes every other week.
Accept Feelings Of Discomfort
When you first start exercising you will experience feelings of discomfort such as shortness of breath, sweating and aching muscles after exercising. Don’t worry, this is completely normal and everyone feels like this when they’re first starting out. Be patient with yourself—you willhave setbacks, and every day will not be perfect. The key is to be persistent and keep moving forward.
Don’t Skip Your Warm-Ups and Cool Down
Not warming up is a mistake many beginners make. Before any session ensure that you warm up thoroughly. Same applies to cooling down and stretching after completing a workout. Failure to do so may increase the risk of injury.
Do Workouts You Actually Like
Find something you enjoy and focus on small, incremental progress each day. I believe that we get the best results from consistency, and in order to be consistent we need to enjoy the journey. As well as keeping things interesting by trying new exercises to keep your programme fresh, keep challenging your body and preventing boredom.
Don’t Compare Yourself To People
Don’t compare yourself to anyone else in the room, be willing to look silly and make mistakes without judging yourself. Keep trying, and with every workout you’ll get better and better. Remember, the goal is progress, not perfection.
Start Slow And Take Breaks To Avoid Burnout and Injury
Start slow, set realistic goals, be gentle with your body and take breaks as often as necessary.
Practice Gratitude For What Your Body Can Do
Be grateful for where you are, right now, and have a clear picture of where you’d like to be. From there, take on a simple plan that aligns with your goals, and tackle it one step at a time. And remember to enjoy the process. Believe or not, that simple gratitude can help you create the strongest body of your life.
Hope you enjoyed todays post!