If your fitness routine is just not cutting it any longer, you need a new way to find a groove. Or, you might be someone who does not currently partake in fitness and wants to, but can not seem to generate enough momentum to form a habit anytime you start working out. In each case, you need a drastic change to get things going again. Read on into the following paragraphs to jazz your fitness regimen with new life!
Never let negative thoughts hold you down. You are going to have them, and you might even have a lot. Just close your eyes, exhale the thoughts, and then get up and move. You are bound to know someone that exercises more than you do and is in better shape than you are. Remember that they are also human and have an inner critic they battle with just as much as you do yours. The difference between them and you is how much attention they pay to their inner critic.
Motivation is essential. Of course you want to lose weight and be healthier. But why? Where does it end? You need to have a specific driving reason that gets you moving. What event is taking place in the next twelve months that you would like to look and feel better for? Do you have an upcoming class reunion? Maybe there is a wedding coming up? What about a cruise or trip to the beach?
If you are able to get off the couch and go to the restroom, the kitchen and work, you can start fitness. Just get up and go outside for a walk. One lap around the block is a start, and honestly, starting slow is best. Maxing out at the start derails more fitness routines than any injury, and injuries are also less likely to happen when you just get moving slowly but steadily.
If a week or two has passed and you have gotten in a good habit of doing your lap around the block or whatever else you decided to do, double it. See what your new limit is. At this point, your body has adapted and is capable of more. Depending on what you do, up the intensity ranging from weekly to monthly.
As you get more fit, you are going to physically feel better. You should also feel better about yourself emotionally. Sometimes, the beginning of a fitness regimen actually results in a slight weight gain instead of a loss. However, this is usually muscle build-up. It might also be increased appetite, but you will eventually settle back down when you find the right balance of nutrition, which your body needs more of now.
You should get to a point in your new fitness regimen where you feel good. Do not stop or level out at this point. Keep moving into more exercise and intensity to double down on the pleasure.
When you keep these ideas in mind, you now know that you can in fact get up from wherever you like to sit and start moving around the neighborhood. However, you do have to find your own internal motivation. Once you do, you’ll know exactly how to begin.