Great mind, body all in the planning
STRUGGLING TO FIND YOUR EXERCISE MOJO? HERE’S SOME TIPS FROM PERSONAL TRAINER SHELLEY GORMAN TO HELP YOU GET MOTIVATED AND STAY EXERCISING.
1. Exercise For a Reason
If you are finding it hard to exercise, find a reason, set a goal. Think of something that interests you, excites you, and challenges you. Once you start to see and feel the changes from the inside out, nothing will stop you. Try training for a fun run, a mini triathlon or an adventure race like Tough Mudder, Spartan or Tough Bloke Challenge. When you commit to something or someone it makes it a lot easier to show up and get the job done
2. Do Something You Enjoy
Exercise doesn’t have to be difficult or too hard. It’s not necessary to go out every session and push yourself to breaking point. Find something that you enjoy, something that you look forward to, knowing that you will feel amazing afterwards. There are so many ways to exercise, it doesn’t mean you have to be in a gymnasium. Do you like to work out alone or in a group, indoors or outdoors? Do you prefer a team sport environment? Do you like to dance? Do something that excites you.
3. Focus On The Positives
There are so many incredible benefits from exercising that encompass our whole wellbeing, mental, spiritual and physical. Rather than focusing on what’s hard, have a positive mindset, knowing you will feel so much better at the end of your session. I have never experienced anyone saying that they regretted the workout they have just completed. Yes, it can be tough sometimes but once you start you will be so glad that you did, guaranteed.
4. Don’t Do Too Much Too Soon
When starting out on a health kick it is important to build a strong foundation of strength and fitness, this does not occur overnight, this happens by a consistent effort over a period of time. Too often people try and do too much too soon and can’t sustain the intensity, and then think it’s all too hard and give up. Make a realistic plan when you begin, with the mindset of it being a part of your life for a very long time.
5. Be Consistent
Consistency is necessary when wanting to achieve anything in your life. It is the same with your health and fitness, what you put into your body you will get out of it. So if you’re right at the beginning of your journey, create a realistic plan, surround yourself with people who believe in you and want the best for you, ask for help, understand that you will have tough days, be consistent and never give up. It’s absolutely worth it!