It’s again that time of the year, the beginning. You might have just done your resolutions and decide to get in shape. It’s a great idea and to might be super excited, try still remember following things.
1) Don’t Overdo it
I think this is the reason why so many people give up before it’s February. If you have been inactive for last eleven months you cannot start training to marathon by running an hour everyday. Whatever you’re target is remember to start slowly and leave space for progression.
Add some more workouts and learn new healthier recipes. Especially if you haven’t done too much exercise during last month(s) start with couple workouts a week. It’s easier to add them slowly and keep progressing if you don’t burn yourself out during the first week. Overdoing your training and diet also increases your risk for injury.
2) Do Different Kind of Workouts
Don’t stick in one way of training, vary your workouts daily and weekly. Remember to do cardio, muscle training and some stretching. This decrease change of injury and helps you keeping healthy and motivated.
3) Remember to Take Care of Yourself and Listen to Your Body
This is very important! If your schedule says you have high intensity interval training today but every part of your body hurts respect your body and don’t break it. Instead of high intensity training do stretching or go to hot stone massage. Make sure you take extra good care of yourself especially when you’re on diet or your having a goal in mind.
Of course you cannot always be in the best mindset and physical state but when you feel that you cannot complete your training in good or even okay level it’s just better to relax for day or two and then carry on training. Never workout when you’re sick or super tired.
4) Remember to Sleep and Relax
Balance is very important when you’re reaching out something that you really want. Especially when it’s a lifestyle change or getting in fit. Everyone can exercise for some amount of time and all of us can force ourselves to eat broccoli but that’s no the whole truth.
To carrying on in the path of healthy living and fitness and wellness you have to enjoy the journey. You actually need to enjoy cooking that broccoli and going to gym. It’s so much easier to enjoy doing so when you’re well rested, relaxed and have also other good and fun things in your life. Sometimes it’s better for your diet to sleep than woke up 5am for a run.
5) Don’t Give Up!
And finally remember, it’s not always easy. It won’t always be easy. It’s not supposed to be always easy. It’s just life and like everything in life your motivation and condition might have it’s ups and downs but it’s normal. Just try to keep your goals clear and think about what you’ve achieved and what you still want to achieve.
None of us has started today and been in perfect shape tomorrow. It just doesn’t happen in one day or one month. It takes time but if being fit is something you’ve always wanted and you really want it’s worth it. Just remember to keep working hard every day and don’t give up!
I wish you all the best to 2017. Have a happy and healthy year my dear readers! <3