Spring has sprung and the weather has finally changed for the better, I think. Are you ready to make a change for the better too? Here are some tips to kick-start your efforts.
Make Fitness Fun. This is the most important. If you choose something you enjoy doing, you will want to take the time out of your day to do it. If you like to run, start off slow and watch yourself build up your endurance – or even consider joining a running club after work. Hate running? Fret not! TroyBuilt has classes for all types of activity. Or, if you prefer to do the work in your own home, choose a fitness video or turn the music up and dance around. There are many ways to be active without hitting the gym.
Be Realistic. If you decide every year you are going to run a marathon, but you have never made a mile, you are setting yourself up for disappointment. Start with small daily goals and remember that you can always adjust your goals as you see yourself progress. If you write those goals down on paper you’re more likely to reach a new personal best!
Make a Plan. Becoming physically fit can be very intimidating, especially if you have never stepped foot in a gym before. If you have a proper plan, whether written by you or by me ;-), you are more apt to follow it. Call me if you prefer this route, I’ll get you moving in the right direction. Having an outline will take you step by step to your goal instead of being overwhelmed by the end result before you even start.
Have you got a step or a small box, dumbbells and a resistance band or strap? That’s all you need for this HIIT do at home workout. Check it out! It’s a video 🙂
Get Support. If you surround yourself with people that encourage you to be healthy, you will be more motivated to stay with it. Remember, misery loves company. Try to find a workout partner that you can meet for a workout class or for a morning run or for a tandem training session with me to kick-start your regimen and to help keep you on track.
Journal Your Progress. Keep a fitness journal from Day 1. Record what you did and how you felt before and after your workout. If you are able to see every day what you accomplished, you will feel better about yourself and stay accountable to your goal.
Wishing you a happy & healthy Spring! Be yer best!