I’m here to talk to you about starting a new fitness routine. To often people blindly just start doing something because they feel like they should just “do something.” After all the phrase we all hear is “Just go out and move.” Well that won’t get you to where you need and want to go. Having a clear direction of where you want to go and having an idea of what you will go through will ensure that you are starting off successfully with your health and fitness program.
So, what are three things you can do to have a successful program?
You can have
- you can be consistent
- and you can have compassion for yourself.
Now, why those three things?
1. Because if you don’t have goals to start off with, you don’t know what you’re trying for.
So when you go out and you start to work out or you have to make changes in your life, if your changes aren’t dedicated towards something they’re just random acts of movement or activity. When you’re really specific with what you want to do so you achieve your goals. It’s like having a map when you drive. It are going somewhere you have never been before you want to use a map to choose the best route.
2. Then you want to be consistent.
It’s like any other goal in life, right? You have to be consistent in your workouts, in your new sleeping habits, your water, your food, right? You can’t just do it here and there and expect the result. It you were trying to start a business from scratch and you only worked a couple random days a week. Or if when you got to work you just did “busy” work that didn’t lead to anything your business would fail. But this is what people do in the exercise program.
3. You have to have compassion for yourself.
You’re in your fitness program to grow, to learn, to improve. With that, you’re going to challenge yourself. So, with challenges come frustration or thoughts in your head like “I can’t do it” or you know all that fun stuff, it pops up in our head. So have compassion for yourself in the road that you’re on.
Now, of course, all this is contingent on having a good program. You want to have a nice balanced program to holistically balance yourself from the inside out to make sure that you’re achieving your goals.
A balanced program is not one where you just do different types of activity or exercise programs. A balanced program is one that respects how the body should be aligned and the stretches, exercises and activities that bring you back to that ideal state.