Starting a fitness journey can be overwhelming, but with the right approach, it can also be incredibly rewarding. If you're feeling intimidated, don't worry – you're not alone.
Many people struggle with making decisions about diets, equipment, trainers, and more, especially when they're just starting out. But with the proper planning, the right combination of diet and activity, and the right attitude, you can simplify your fitness journey and reap benefits right from the start.
We're here to help, and we've compiled the advice we usually provide our members into a list of tips that you can use to reach your fitness goals.
First and foremost, it's important to find your "why".
Research has shown that people who have a strong reason for their fitness goals are more likely to stick to their program and achieve their goals. Take some time to reflect on what motivates you and what you hope to achieve through fitness. This could be anything from feeling more confident and healthy to reducing your risk of disease.
Once you've identified your "why", write it down and keep it somewhere visible as a reminder.
Next, it's time to make a plan.
This can be as simple or as complex as you like, but the important thing is to have a clear idea of what you want to achieve and how you're going to achieve it.
Think about what kind of exercise you enjoy and what dietary changes you're willing to make. Maybe you want to start by going for a daily walk or trying a new workout class. Or maybe you want to cut back on processed foods and focus on eating more whole foods. Whatever your goals, make sure you have a plan in place to help you get there.
Tracking your progress is also key to success.
According to a study by the Journal of Medical Internet Research, 92% of people who track their progress are more likely to reach their goals. So, find a way to track your progress that works for you, whether that's using a tracking app, a journal, or a scale. This will help you stay motivated and see how far you've come.
Don't forget to get support.
Research has shown that people who have a support system are more likely to stick to their program and achieve their goals. Whether it's a friend, a family member, or a coach, having someone to hold you accountable can be incredibly helpful. Share your goals with someone you trust and ask them to check in on your progress.
Finally, embrace small wins.
Celebrate your progress, no matter how small. A study by the University of Pennsylvania found that people who set specific goals and tracked their progress lost twice as much weight as those who didn't. So, celebrate your progress, reward yourself, and keep pushing forward. Remember, fitness is a journey, not a destination. Every step you take is a step in the right direction.
By following these tips, you'll be well on your way to starting your fitness journey and finding a meaningful purpose.
And with the right approach, you'll be able to overcome procrastination and inconsistency and achieve the health and fitness lifestyle you've always wanted. So, don't be afraid to take that first step – we believe in you.
Ready to take the first step towards achieving your fitness goals? Book a free consultation with us today and receive personalized advice and support from our expert trainers. Whether you're just starting out or looking to take your fitness journey to the next level, our team is here to help you succeed. Don't let procrastination or uncertainty hold you back any longer – schedule your free consultation now and let's get started on this journey together!