5 Tips for Starting a New Workout Routine
The most challenging part of starting a new workout routine for many people is taking the first step to get started. It is easy to get overwhelmed looking at the big picture of the program rather than just focusing on the first small motion to getting started.
Do you find excuses why you should wait to start a new program? Perhaps it is a busy time for work? Maybe you are waiting for ‘Monday’? You have a choice to either stay stuck in your rut, fed up with where you are, wishing you could change, or you can TAKE ACTION.
There will be obstacles to keeping the momentum going once you have begun your workout routine as well. Enlisting the help of a coach can help provide structure to your efforts and the support and accountability needed to keep you moving.
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Here are 5 suggestions to consider to fuel your motivation to get started and keep you on track with your workout routine:
- Focus on progress, not perfection
Workouts will not always go to plan. Do not let a missed workout or a session that did not go as you had hoped put you off of your future progress. Focus on showing up each day for YOU.
- Choose a routine that fits your schedule
Shift your mindset from thinking that a workout needs to be a long and challenging boot camp that leaves you panting and dripping in sweat to simply purposeful movement. Choose movement that fits into your day, even if that means a 5-minute strength session or a 15-minute walk.
Focusing on moving your body every day has benefits for your mind and body. By incorporating shorter workouts into your busy days, it provides a routine that is easier for you to follow.
- Find workouts that you enjoy doing
There is a huge variety of exercise options and trainers available. Find a type of workout that you enjoy doing. This will make it easier to motivate yourself to participate regularly. Participating in activities that you enjoy will also help to incorporate these into your schedule for the long term.
- Listen to your body
Our bodies are all different. Tune in to where you are at to ensure that you ease into new activities or exercise programs. If you push too quickly, you can risk injury or soreness that will make it more difficult to stick to your program.
- Share your goals
By creating goals and sharing them, it keeps you accountable for your progress. Finding a workout partner or hiring a trainer can keep you motivated through workouts if you prefer having additional support and encouragement to stick to your goals.
Many people feel like they should KNOW WHAT TO DO to make positive lifestyle changes and to start moving their bodies regularly. Asking for help is not a weakness, it can be the KEY to helping kickstart your action.
There is no perfect way to start a workout routine, no set agenda, no perfect day or week to start. The BEST way to get started is to TAKE THE FIRST STEP. Need help, accountability or support to start your journey?
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