I am often asked "how do I even get started" Here are a few ideas that I have found to be beneficial. The key is to take that passion, that pain point, your reason "WHY" and just start! I know it can be easier said than done...However with that being said there are a few things you can do to get moving in the right direction.
Enjoy the read, XXOO I believe in you!
Change your mindset
Don’t get fit because you think you should. Or because you can’t stand the sight of your body. Get fit because you deserve to live a full and happy life. Get fit because it’s the best way to keep your body operating efficiently and keep it young. Get fit because you love yourself, not because you think you aren’t good enough the way you are.
Start where you are
If you’ve been inactive for quite some time, it’s time to accept that. Think about your GPS — you can’t get directions to where you’d like to go without entering your starting point. There are modifications for nearly everything. The same principle applies to your fitness journey. Know where that place is, be okay with it and resolve to treat yourself better from here on out. No more denial, judging or feeling bad about how you got here.
The secret to lasting change is to make small long term adjustments to the things you do every day. Take a look at your day and determine where you may have been short changing yourself with your decisions. Maybe you’ve been sacrificing an hour of sleep to watch a TV show or to peruse social media. Maybe you could do without those things in exchange for more rest. Or just start by giving up the things you probably won’t miss, trading up for healthy habits that’ll help you find more balance.
Don’t try to become someone you’re not
The path to being the best possible you doesn’t lead you to being someone else. I know this is hard as women we are constantly comparing ourselves to others.
Odds are, you’re not going to magically wake up one day and do a complete 180 with your life all at once. If you hate doing something, like running or cycling, don’t expect that success lies in your ability to become a runner or cyclist. Look for activities you already enjoy or have been interested in. Like to dance? Take a Zumba class. Like to walk? Take up hiking. Like being around people? Take a group fitness class.
Don’t wait for the “right time.”
Many times I’ve heard people say that they’ll start once the kids are in school, they get a better job, spring comes, things calm down a bit, and so on. If you subscribe to this line of thinking, there may never be a “right time” and you’ll have spent your whole life waiting instead of living. We all know how time flies — before you know it, a week becomes a month and then another year has passed. Life’s too short to put yourself on hold.
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