How to start your fitness journey
Most people want to start an exercise routine but not many people know how to maintain one. Not because they don’t have enough motivation, but simply because they don’t have the right guidance.
So here are some tips that will help you:
Tip 1: Start Slow
The first thing people do wrong is trying to rush into a new routine because they want results now. It’s okay to be eager to improve, but if you don’t have to rush it.
Your body is not used to working out that much yet and won’t be able to recover between each workout. Your workout routine won’t be sustainable for the long run.
You will eventually feel like you’re forcing yourself to go to the gym and this is not what you want at all.
If you start small, by working out 2-3 times a week. You will be excited to go to the gym and be full of energy. Ready to take on every challenge!
Tip 2: Have A Plan
Going to the gym can be the hardest part for most beginners.
If you want to change your body and change your life you will have to have a plan that is aligned with your goal. Do some research, talk to a personal trainer and tell them what your goals are and let them help you come up with a plan that will be best for you.
Tip 3: You only have to impress yourself!
Everyone will be at different places in their fitness journey. Don’t rush yourself to catch up to anyone. Remember your goals and what your plan is and stick to it. Stay focused!
Tip 4: Take a Look Back
It’s important to take some time to look back at your past workouts. What worked for you? What didn’t work for you?When you start exercising, this won’t be one of your priorities, but once you have been working out for a while and you have started seeing the progress you have made, it is always good to acknowledge how far you have come and use that as motivation, and also to use that knowledge moving forward.
Tip 5: Get enough rest
Rest. Recover. Sleep. It’s as important as working out. If you want to look and perform at your best, you will need to get some rest. It will help your muscles to grow and will let your central nervous system to get back to its optimal state. Lack of sleep on the other hand can be detrimental to your fitness journey. Get some sleep, your body will thank you.
So in conclusion, Start small, stay consistent, stay focused and keep moving forward.