The hardest part of getting fit involves taking the first step. While most people think exercising is hard and getting a routine together is difficult, the simple reality is that neither of these things are true.
Working out doesn’t have to be tough, boring or impossible. If you don’t let fear stand in the way, a path to improved fitness will easily open up. So, how can fear be conquered? Here are several tips for taking that first step and making it a whole lot easier:
Start Out Small
Exercise doesn’t have to involve two hours at the gym five days a week to produce results. While the fact is a gym membership can be very useful, it’s not the only way to go. If necessary, take baby steps to get on the road to fitness. Do such things as:
- Start walking to neighbors or a nearby store instead of driving
- Take the stairs instead of using the elevator
- Play more vigorously with the kids
- Go dancing
Getting active for even a few minutes a day can be the start of something great when it comes to fitness.
Pick Activities that are Fun
Consult a Trainer
Set a Schedule
One of the biggest roadblocks people face when trying to get into shape is motivation. To help stay on track do such things as:
- Set realistic goals
- Track those goals
- Recognize milestones with special rewards
- Workout with a friend or family member
- Work with a trainer
IF you need help setting those goals here is a goal getter journal you can set realistic goals each and every day.
Getting started on a fitness plan might not be “easy,” but it’s far from impossible. Just get up, get moving, and remember to take it one day at a time. Get past that first day and the rest will come naturally.
Of course I would love to help you on your journey so feel free to email me if you have any questions.
– Yvette Salva –