Things to Stop Doing if You Want to Make the Most of Your Fitness JourneyJul 20, 2022
By Sophia McDermott, Lifestyle Coach & Fitness Expert.
Wanting to get fit and lead a healthy lifestyle is a new trend for all the right reasons. However, it is not easy to embark on a fitness journey and attain its amazing benefits. It is important to start working out when you wish to be fit, but you must also do it the right way.
Of course, you want to achieve the desired results as fast as possible. But how is that possible? Everyone has obstacles when it comes to exercising. Here are some tips to help you make the most out of your fitness journey.
Don’t wait to feel like exercising.
There often come times when you might not feel like exercising at all. Even the most devoted fitness enthusiasts sometimes feel like skipping their workout. But, a combination of discipline, habits, and persistence can be beneficial in reducing the likelihood that you skip a day.
Often, people wait until they find motivation before getting out of bed to exercise. But, motivation should not always come to you before the workout. It is important to keep yourself driven the whole time, even when you are feeling a bit down. Mind over matter. Some ways of motivating yourself to exercise are creating a goal, rewarding yourself, and making sure that you’re doing the right workouts. It is important to ask yourself the right questions and let yourself feel rewarded.
Avoid overdoing it.
On the flip side, some people may be so driven that they exercise non stop and end up overdoing it. However, the results of such a situation can be quite devastating which includes injury, adrenal fatigue, muscle soreness and spasms and lethargy from exhaustion. When you’re unable to complete your workout for the day, the most emotional part of your brain comes into action and you can end up feeling crappy about yourself and start mentally punishing yourself.
Therefore, many people feel they need to overdo their next workout to make up for it. They cram all the missed sessions into one day alone, making it more painful and less gain. You must remember that such practices set you up for failure as you burn yourself out, so that you don’t end up achieving your goals long term,
Some ways of dealing with this issue are to be gentle and kind to yourself. If you need a rest day, take it. Listen to your body. keep things simple, and hire a trainer or a lifestyle coach who can schedule your training session in a weekly and monthly cycle. Take your time to build workout intensity to have lasting progress and schedule rest days.
Don’t be afraid to slip up.
Failure is often certain in many areas of life, including exercise. You must understand that you may not carry out your perfect exercise and diet program all the time. There will inevitably be times when you’re sick, exhausted, or injured or when you slip up on your diet at fancy events and birthday parties.
But this is about creating a balanced overall lifestyle where there will be birthday parties, illnesses, travel and the like that will throw a spanner in the works. If you eat that ice cream and then miss your workout, don’t think the world has come to an end and all is lost and then make this worse in an act of self pity and binge on the rest of the tub. Make the next day your day to get back on the fitness bandwagon. Make the next meal a healthy one.
Looking at things from a long term perspective allows you to to do things like take a vacation without worrying about missing out on your workout routine. Remember, this is about the long haul. Its about creating a balanced overall lifestyle. Instead of feeling bad about yourself, enjoy every moment and create balance. Enjoy that icecream just as much as you enjoy the next workout that you do. Beginning your workout journey can be hard, but following the above mentioned guidelines can greatly help. If you’re looking for a workout membership, we have you covered.