New to one of our clubs? Don’t worry, you aren’t alone this time of year. Starting your fitness journey can be an exciting, nerve-racking experience. The most important thing to remember is that you’ve made the decision to change your lifestyle. With the right mindset and dedication, you’ll see your hard work pay off in no time!
When it comes to picking up a workout routine, here are some easy tips to follow:
Let go of expectations. Everyone’s fitness journey is different. Someone may see quicker results on the same routine as you and vice versa. Just because you aren’t seeing results right away doesn’t mean you aren’t making progress. Stay positive and trust the process. Your first week of workouts will be filled with baseline results. Don’t expect to run a six-minute mile right off the bat!
Be a planner. The best way to stay committed is by adding your workouts to your calendar. This also applies to your goals. If you hope to lose a certain amount of weight by a specific date, plan it out accordingly. By writing it down, you’ll be able to hold yourself accountable. Decide what time of day works best for you. Are you an early bird or a night owl when it comes to your gym time? Be consistent, as this can help you build a routine.
Know your support system. Starting your fitness routine can be tough, but you don’t have to do it alone. Get your family and friends involved. Let them know that you’re making fitness a priority, so that they can help you and keep you motivated along your journey. You can also find support in your club. Get to know your club manager and personal trainers – they have plenty of tips and can help you reach your goals.
Celebrate accordingly. When your hard work pays off, that is something to celebrate! Maybe you’ve had your eye on a new pair of shoes or a party where you can’t wait to show off your results. Whatever it is, make sure you treat yourself accordingly. That doesn’t mean splurging on sweets or alcohol. Remember, a healthy lifestyle is exactly that: a lifestyle. It’s an ongoing process that you can make the most of if you try every day.