Where to begin with exercise: A beginner’s guide
Regular exercise is great for a healthy lifestyle, but it also has positive effects on mood, stress, and quality of life. Have you decided, or has the doctor advised you to start exercising? In this article, you will find all the necessary tips to start a new life, and we assure you that you will feel so good that you don’t want to go back anymore.
How to start exercising?
There are eight simple steps to start exercising.
Set a goal
Define a sporty goal, to achieve a healthy weight or any other kind, and write it on the journal. When you see it every day, and it will have to remind you why you will have to continue training.
Choose the activity
Make a list of all the activities you would like to try, no matter how difficult and unlikely they are. Once you have the list, start to understand which of these activities is achievable in terms of costs, travel, equipment, and time. Of all the activities left, choose the one that is most easily practicable. Let’s assume its cycling- low impact, and fun physical activity that is suitable for everyone. Good choice! Get any bike and helmet.
Time is a matter of priority; it will inexorably fly regardless of what we do. Prioritize training. The first few months will be a real sacrifice, but we assure you that once you have entered your daily routine, you will no longer be able to do without it.
Put weekly workouts on the agenda and work hard to respect them.Even if you train on your own and don’t have training partners, skipping training is a lack of respect for yourself.
Motivation is the engine that drives you forward. Look for new and small goals to reach every day. Short and medium-term goals are perfect for keeping your motivation high. Obviously, they must be achievable goals.
If you don’t feel like training, stop thinking about it and start getting ready, once you are on the bike, remember well why you were inactive and committed to ignoring it next time.
Talk to your friends about your goal and get support from them. External support is fundamental in some cases; think that you are not doing it only for yourself, but you could improve the lives of those around you too. Enjoy the moments of well-being after training and memorize them; they will be those moments that will give you the strength to work during training.
No excuses – Make it habit
We have defined why you need to do exercise regularly and what will be the impact of workout on your lifestyle. Now comes the hard part. No more excuses you have a goal to reach and you cannot go back, with an apology you would fool yourself and make it a habit.
Don’t feel uncomfortable
When you start to exercise, you have the feeling of being a fish out of the water, and so it is. But know that everyone started somehow and had the same feelings as you; do not keep certain emotions hidden if you are in a group talk about it quietly.
If someone looks at you oddly or even makes fun of you, don’t worry, they only have a few cultural gaps, they are not the problem. They probably don’t remember where they started, and above all, they will have lost sight of their goals. You can use certain situations as personal and continuous challenges; within a few months, you will achieve your goal.
However, starting the exercise routine can be challenging, but having the fitness goals can help you maintain a healthy lifestyle in the long term. Just go slowly, stay motivated, and achieve your fitness goals. So no more excuses, start exercising today!