Starting a new workout regime may seem like a daunting and overwhelming task, but these easy 5 tips will certainly make the process easier. What are you waiting for?
1. Have a Goal
Having a goal is a crucial part of a new workout regime, keeping you focused and motivated to reach that specific goal. Perhaps your goal is to lose 5 pounds, get healthier, or have more energy. Whatever it is, write it down and place it somewhere you will see and be reminded every day.
2. Get the Gear
There’s nothing worse than trying to exercise with uncomfortable gear, so make sure you invest in some good workout clothing and most importantly- shoes that are designed specifically for workouts (because blisters and sore feet are a new workout regime killer!)
3. Start Out Slow
A lot of people tend to go overboard with their workout when they’re first starting out. They get SO overly excited they want to do it all, and end up burning themselves out or even worse- getting injured. Start out steady and slow, doing only what you can handle. Small bursts of 15 to 20 minute exercises are a great way to begin, and try to start with something that’s easy yet effective like walking fast or swimming.
4. Find What Works For You
Some people hate jogging, others love it. Some people can’t stand swimming, but others can’t get enough of it. Find a workout that you actually enjoy doing, that way it won’t feel like a chore, but rather a privilege to workout. Perhaps dancing ends up being your thing, or maybe lifting weights is what gets you going. There’s so many workout options out there- try them all until you find your niche.
5. Stay Motivated
Staying motivated is key, which is why having a goal is so important. Another easy way to stay motivated is to give yourself treats along the way- and I’m not talking unhealthy treats. Perhaps if you workout every day for 2 weeks straight you treat yourself to a manicure or pedicure, and if you lose 5 pounds you can buy those new headphones you’ve been dreaming about. Also consider working out with a friend or even joining a group exercise class to stay motivated with others.