The starting point is the most difficult and the scariest. A personal trainer can help you start your fitness journey, but with the right motivational tips, you can be your own coach. We have many success stories to prove it.
If you’re at that point where you are ready to make some serious lifestyle changes but information overload has got you completely frozen, this blog post is for you.
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1. MAKE A COMMITMENT TO YOURSELF
It’s up to you to decide that you are ready for change. If you are not fully committed to the process (and all the unknowns), you won’t reach your goals. You have to tell yourself that no matter what emotions come up, what hard times might come – you will succeed. Basically, it’s about balance, and you have to be 100% committed to finding your balance.
2. CREATE A VISION BOARD FOR YOUR FITNESS JOURNEY
Get a poster board or a corkboard and get to work creating a vision for your life. Add images from magazines that reflect your absolute wildest dreams. Nothing is off-limits. And, this doesn’t have to be just pictures of body types that you like. What about people smiling, your dream house, your dream job, and motivational quotes?
Put this in a place where you see it every single day. And it’s okay to create new vision boards when you feel like those dreams and goals have been realized.
3. START SMALL: DO 10 JUMPING JACKS & 10 SQUATS
Never worked out a day in your life? Don’t get consumed with needing to do a full workout routine. Today do 10 jumping jacks and 10 squats – tomorrow do 11. Is 10 too much for you right now? Do 5. Don’t think, just go for it!
4. REMIND YOURSELF THAT SOMETHING IS ALWAYS BETTER THAN NOTHING
Perhaps a day gets busier than you anticipated or you slept through your alarm. Before you go into panic mode, see if you can find 5 or 10 minutes somewhere to squeeze in some bodyweight training, a brisk walk, or perhaps a quick yoga session before bed.
If you get stuck thinking that you’ve failed when life doesn’t go exactly as planned, you’re in for a lot of upsets on a regular basis. Find a way! 😉
5.BE MORE MINDFUL OF YOUR MOVEMENT AND THOUGHTS THROUGHOUT THE DAY
Get off the hamster wheel, and stop staring at your smartphone and computer all day. On your way to work, while you’re walking to grab lunch, or running errands and start noticing the world around you.
What do you smell? What do you see? What colors or patterns catch your eye? What are you actually thinking or feeling at that very moment? Perhaps instead of staring at your phone with your head down while walking to grab lunch, you’ll catch the smile of a colleague or a complete stranger. Or you’ll realize that you are subconsciously heading towards the elevator or escalator when really you should be taking the stairs.