The idea of becoming a fitness expert by the end of this month might sound quite amusing to someone who’s not into exercise, but why should it? We all have to stay physically active to keep healthy, and we all have the potential to do so. You don’t have to be born with some innate athletic ability to get into good shape and remain in good shape. Anybody can do it. Perhaps you’re skeptical, but we’re going to talk about the simple things you could do to start becoming a fitness expert this month.
Set goals for yourself.
Start off by setting goals for yourself. Before you start hitting the weights at the gym or signing up for marathons, ask yourself why you want to adopt a regular fitness routine. Doing it for the sake of your physical and mental health should be a good form of motivation, but that might not be enough for everyone. After all, we lead busy lives. If you feel healthy enough at the moment, then you might not feel any great sense of urgency with regards to starting a new workout regime. Perhaps your motivation could be to lose a few pounds, ensure a longer life, or (if you are thinking of signing up for an upcoming marathon) getting in shape and increasing your stamina.
If you set yourself some goals, then you’ll be more likely to stick to your new exercise routine. That’s the key to becoming a fitness expert; you need to maintain a regular workout schedule. Perhaps you could start tracking your measurements and your daily footsteps. For many people, this is a great form of motivation. It’s a way of visualizing your progress. In turn, that gives you an incentive to try harder. If you’ve set yourself the goal of running on a daily basis, then being able to measure your progress will make it easier to stick to your routine. You’ll be able to see whether you’ve hit your goal of completing 10,000 steps.
If you’re going to become a fitness expert this month, then you also need to do research. You’ve already started by reading this article, so you’re well on your way. But if you’re going to properly commit to exercising regularly, then you need to think about the kind of routine that is going to benefit you. You need to think about both cardio and resistance training. Running on a treadmill will benefit your heart and help you lose pounds, but you’ll probably want to incorporate activities such as weight-lifting and push-ups into your routine if you want to increase muscle mass. When you do your research, you should learn about the healthy ways to approach these workouts as a beginner. You don’t want to overdo it and hurt yourself. If you really want to start becoming a fitness expert this month, then you could consider taking an online personal trainer course. This would give you the knowledge necessary to look after your own body but also to help others look after their bodies. Becoming a personal trainer could really help you commit to a workout routine.
Find a workout you enjoy.
Finally, you need to find a workout you enjoy. Many people fail to stick to an exercise routine because they force themselves to partake in activities that they hate. You’re not going to feel encouraged to maintain your healthy new routine if it becomes a chore. You need to exercise in a way that feels mentally stimulating as well as physically stimulating. Obviously, exercise itself is a mental stimulant (it releases endorphins in the brain), but you need more than that. Perhaps running on a treadmill bores you, so you could run in the park to make it more enjoyable (you’ll be able to admire the scenery as you run). Perhaps you need exercise to feel sociable, so you could encourage a friend to run with you. Just find a workout you enjoy. Make it fun so you stick to it.
Newly middle-aged wife of 1, Mom of 3, Grandma of 2. A professional blogger who has lived in 3 places since losing her home to a house fire in October 2018 with her husband. Becky appreciates being self-employed which has allowed her to work from 'anywhere'. Life is better when you can laugh. As you can tell by her Facebook page where she keeps the humor memes going daily. Becky looks forward to the upcoming new year. It will be fun to see what 2020 holds.