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You may have had a chuckle at the title of this blog BUT let’s be honest- how many of us have often thought “I really need to do something about my health/fitness/weight/flexibility?” but then the anticipation of it all just beats you to a corner.
So often, many of us crash and burn before we even start our fitness journey simply because we buckle under the pressure of seriously unrealistic goals, or, we think that gyms are for “fit” people only. On top of that, we don’t have the foggiest idea where to start with achieving our goals. Sound familiar? After helping literally thousands of first timers and fitness savvy people get themselves looking and feeling amazing over my 15years in the industry- I’ve found a few simple tips on how to not only survive your own fitness journey, but dominate it!
- MAKE IT FUN!
Let’s be real here- if it’s not fun, you’re not going to come back. If the gym feels like a dentist appointment each time you lace up your Nikes- you can forget those fitness goals, let alone keep up that 12 month commitment!
We have to enjoy it, peeps! Do a group class for extra motivation & friendly coaching, update your music playlist of your favourite tracks, jump on the treadmill and login in to your Netflix account and catch up on an episode of Suits while getting those steps up, or my personal fave- train with a friend! (You’re 50% more likely to achieve your goals when you have a regular training buddy so bring a Wingman!)
- COME AS YOU ARE!
This is a big one. Gyms can be petrifying. Especially if you’re just starting out. A lot of you know exactly what I mean…you’ve walked in to a gym and you feel as useless as a white crayon because you’re surrounded by gleaming rows of fitness equipment that you have no clue how to use. GYMS CAN BE INTIMIDATING!
Then your brain starts saying things like” “Maybe you should come to the gym when you’re FITTER!”. Sounds comforting, but can I just tell you that this makes about as much logical sense as saying to yourself “Maybe you should take a shower when you’re CLEANER!” , sounds a little silly doesn’t it? That’s the whole point we are here!
Come as you are. Come with whatever level of fitness you have, even if you’d describe it as “non-existent”. Take every workout at your OWN pace. If “your own pace” means you’re stopping every 30 seconds to take a sip of water and catch your breath- then that’s OK! Try not to compare you’re “chapter 1” to someone else’s “chapter 20”- be kind to yourself. You’re already amazing as you are- you’re simply just working on being a fitter, healthier version of your amazing self and just feeling better in your own skin!
- PLAN IT AS A PART OF YOUR DAY!
This sounds SO cliché but it’s a powerful tip! if you can, try to make your workouts a part of your day to day routine. For example, I try to plan 4 workouts into my week (I’m hit and miss!) but I ALWAYS have my workout gear with me. Just in case. You never know when an appointment will finish early or you wake up super early and can hit a gym session on the way into work. Studies show that people who go home after work/uni/school to then go to the gym, don’t actually make it to the gym. The success stories often come from people who get a workout in on the way to work, in their lunch break, or after work on their way home. If you’re time poor- opt for a 30 minute express class or even a quick 30 minute workout of your own! Make your health a part of your everyday Lifestyle and I guarantee it will be a lot easier to stick with for Life!
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Hope This Helps