So you want to start training but you don’t know where to start? Well, here are a few hints and tips to help you along the way.
Let everyone know what you are planning to do. Why? So that you make yourself accountable. The more people you tell, the more accountable you make yourself, so that failure is not an option. Yes, it can seem daunting telling so many people, but just imagine the amount of support and motivation that you will be getting.
Try and get someone else involved with you. Statistically, you are more likely to stick with something if you have someone else who will travel the journey with you.
Join a Group
Working with like minded individuals will also help you in your journey to success. Again, it can be quite daunting joining in with others, especially if you feel they are further along the journey than you. But, remember this – everyone journey starts at the beginning. There will be no doubt, that the anticipation that you feel has been felt like many before you.
If you want to stick to something, you need to be able to enjoy it. If you want to follow a certain fitness regime, you need to ensure that you will enjoy doing it. This is not the same as making it easy! Doing something that you enjoy will help you focus. Dreading your training is a sure way of talking yourself out of it.
Keep a Diary
Keeping a journal of your fitness will allow you to reflect on what you achieve. You can look back at what you have done and see how far you have come.
Mix it Up
Try and mix up your training to keep the enjoyment going. It will also keep your body on edge so that it does not get used to the same routine.
Starting a fitness journey can be a daunting prosepect. If you use some or all of the above to help you to stay motivated you will have a better chance of sticking to it. So what do you do to keep you on the fitness track (excuse the pun)?
Have a fit and healthy day.