Tip #1 – Find a workout style that you actually enjoy
Not everyone likes to run (I’ll raise my hand to that), or lift heavy weights, or even dance around. When stating your fitness journey it is important to experiment with lots of different styes of workouts ignorer to find the ones that work for you. Maybe a mix of HIIT and yoga is your style. Or you never even thought boxing would ignite your passion. Whatever you’re calling is, find it and let those feelings guide you.
Tip #2 – Create a playlist that makes you feel strong
We all have those go-to songs that make us feel like we could run a marathon, or dance all night long, and these feelings are important during a workout. Try to get pumped up before a workout by listening to some of the songs and you’ll actually become more inspired to workout. Having a mini dance party in your room or jamming out in your car on the way to the gym is a fantastic way to set a positive tone for your workout.
Tip #3 – Invest in outfits that make you feel confident
Let’s face it, if you’re going to be a sweaty mess, you may as well look good doing it. By dressing in clothing that makes you feel comfortable and confident, you are more like to go harder and put more effort into your workout. Whether it be wearing a tight pair of shorts to show off the legs, or a loose shirt that allows for a better range of motion, the more comfortable you are, the more likely that confidence will transfer into your workout.
Tip #4 – STRETCH
When beginning ay new activity, your muscles will be #shook at the effort you’re putting in. This often leads to muscle pain or soreness the next day that can make you feel like giving up. DON’T! This pain is temporary. Its important to warm-up and cool down after a workout by doing dynamics stretches to release and muscle tension. But, if you’re too sore to workout the next day, try going for a walk or doing a light yoga routine to stretch out the muscles and recover faster.
Tip #5 – Find a #FitSquad
While you don’t have to call it a #FitSquad (but I enjoy the name), find a group of people that will hold you accountable to your plan. By telling others that you’re on a fitness journey, you’ll be more likely to follow through on your workouts. You can also try including them in group workouts or by creating a workout routine that everyone has to follow. By including others in your journey, you’ll have others to rely on when you start to feel unmotivated or uninspired.