So yesterday ..
You have had a think about your Why, now you have your motivation and the self belief to start your fitness journey.
Why focus on inspiration and motivation?
The first week you’re excited, motivated and ready to go. You book on every class at the gym, wake up after a week and everything hurts. It’s rainy and work is busy. These are the kind of days that will decide whether or not you actually get in shape.
So Question 2
How to get fit ?
My advice, keep it simple.
Write a list.
What is your kryptonite ?
Think back to the last time your tried to get fit or change your lifestyle or lose weight
- How successful were you
- How long did you stick at it
- What made you give up
If you failed, congratulations! You’ve already proven what doesn’t work for you, that’s a success.
They say the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
If you counted calories, ran on a treadmill, did kickboxing, tried starving yourself, or whatever, and you’re not happy with the results, it’s time to try something new.
Learn to start eating better and making slightly better food choices.
(only 1 packet of crisps a day instead of two, only 1 bar of chocolate instead of four, you get my drift)
This is NOT a diet, or a quick fix, but a LIFESTYLE CHANGE. Don’t expect overnight results, or abs in two weeks. Slow and steady wins the race as my Dad used to say and he was right.
Break your weekly targets down into small achievable chunks, learn how to use the gym equipment at the gym (most gyms offer a free induction, use it). If you’ve downloaded some apps research the exercise at home apps you might use.
A great free resource is the NHS they have 10 minute workouts online that are safe and readily available.
Start with 5 Minutes, aim for 10 minutes in week 2, walk up the stairs at work instead of taking the lift. Go for a 15 minute brisk walk when all you want to do is settle down and watch Netflix for the night, you can still watch Netflix just 15 minutes later (no sacrifice there then) I hope the points I am making are helping at least one person.
I will be back tomorrow .. are there any issues / subjects, that you would like me post about .. all posts welcome.