Do you have no idea how to get started on your fitness journey?
Four weeks ago, I was in your shoes.
I knew I wanted to make a change, and I knew I was going to.
(This blog metamorphosis was cooking away.)
Yet I just … couldn’t … seem … to … start.
Now that I’m 13 days in, I can’t believe it took me so long. I know getting started can feel SO daunting – but it’s the hardest part.
It’s a lot easier to keep moving than it is to start moving.
So how do you get started? Here’s are some quick tips that really helped me get the ball rolling.
How to Get Started On Your Fitness Journey
- Fill your fridge and pantry with the healthiest food you can access and afford: You’ll be less tempted to reach for unhealthy options or takeout because there’s no healthy food in the house.
- Pin some healthy recipes: Pinterest is a great place to find delicious healthy recipes to try – it will get your mouth watering and get you excited to start cooking!
- Follow people on a similar journey: Follow the IG accounts of people who are on a similar journey to you – only if it feels good and motivating. Remember, it’s great to get inspired by others’ journeys, as long as you don’t compare. Your journey is unique to YOU. (BTW, you can follow my weight loss journey on Instagram here.)
- Make a list of exercise/types of workout you enjoy: Don’t throw yourself into the deep end with intense workouts you don’t like doing. Start at your level with movement you enjoy. Brainstorm ideas e.g. yoga, brisk walking, kick boxing, Pilates, burlesque dancing.
- Enlist a buddy: Having a workout buddy can really hold you accountable and motivate you if you know someone relies on you to follow through. Commit to checking in virtually with one another by text or voice memo if you can’t catch up in person.
- Consider a personal trainer if you have the budget: A qualified fitness professional can not only help motivate you and keep you accountable, but will also make sure you’re doing the right exercises for your body and fitness level with the proper form so you get real results without injuring yourself.
- Group classes are a lower barrier alternative to 1:1 training: Classes are also a great way to meet new people with similar goals.
- Most importantly, start small: Don’t try to do ALL THE THINGS at once. Start with a small daily action you can easily commit to, like drinking more water, and build healthy habits gradually. This will prevent overwhelm and burnout, so you get and stay healthy and fit for the long haul.
It can be hard to get started on your fitness journey. In fact, it can be the hardest part of all.
But I promise, the reward will make the initial hurdle so worth it.
And I’m here to make it easier.
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