Beginning a fitness journey??

Not everyone is an expert when it comes to working out and exercising I by no means profess to be one….hell I just began my fitness journey to get my body back after two kids. However, there are tons of tips, tricks, and secrets that will make working out one of the best things you’ve ever done for yourself. If you are looking to learn more about physical fitness or if you have decided that now is the time to lead a more active lifestyle, here are a few workout tips that are sure to make your experience worthwhile.
1.Have realistic goals
Are you looking to lose 50lbs? Do you want to tone up and put on some muscle mass? Once you have a main goal in mind, you’ll want to divide it into more realistic and attainable goals. While you can lose 50lbs eventually, it’s a lot easier and much more self-pleasing to have mini goals, such as losing 5lbs each month. Make sure you have mini goals that lead to your main goal, or else you’ll have a hard time feeling like you’ve accomplished anything.
2. Be consistent
No matter your overall physical goal, you want to always stay consistent with your exercise routine. While it’s okay to slack off once or twice throughout the month, don’t make it a routine occurrence. Stick to your diet, drink plenty of water, and push yourself to work out, even if you really don’t want to. You’ll feel better about yourself later on and in the end you’ll see results.
3. Have a quality routine
Having a poor workout routine can be detrimental to your physical fitness goals. No matter if you want to lose weight or get stronger, you want to have a routine that is dynamic and allows for plenty of growth and changes. Don’t become a treadmill bunny and do nothing but run each day. Incorporate stretching, strength training, cardio, and even interval training.
4. Workout with someone
Even if you’re steadfast on meeting your physical fitness goals, it’s always better to have someone who you can workout with. No matter if it’s a friend, a coworker, your neighbor, or a family member, nominate someone as your workout partner who will hold you accountable, and vice versa. Having someone to share your goals and progress with makes the process a lot easier. Plus it’s always nice to have someone to push you to go harder.
5. Commit to a lifestyle change
You’ve seen the stories and maybe you have a personal experience, but when it comes to living a healthier and fit lifestyle, it has to be a long-term change. There are too many people who set forth to lose weight or tone up, and then once they hit their goal, they stop, and before you know it they’re back to their original lifestyle. Make a commitment to make forever changes, not temporary ones.
6. Challenge yourself
Exercising and seeing results is all about being able to push and challenge yourself. You won’t see much change in your body if you are going for the same mile long walk at a pretty slow pace, just as you won’t see changes lifting nothing but 5lb weights. Once you get comfortable with an exercise, push yourself to do something a bit harder. Run instead of walk or use heavier weights if you want to keep seeing results.
7. Don’t always rely on the scale
The scale isn’t the end all to weight loss and changing your body. In fact, if you are looking to lose weight, it’s best to avoid the scale as much as possible. Instead, focus on the mirror, your clothes, and yourself. How do you look in the mirror? Is your face thinner? Are your jeans fitting a lot less snug? Do you feel more confident? The scale isn’t the only factor in measuring weight loss.
8. Drink as much water as possible
Water and working out go hand-in-hand. Whenever you’re breaking a sweat, you want to have water near by. You should also be drinking water throughout the day, even when you aren’t very active. Drinking the recommended 8 glasses of a water a day is ideal. This way your body remains hydrated. Not drinking enough water throughout the day can leave you dehydrated, tired, and at risk of cramps.
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