Exercises

Introduction

If the only workout you’ve done over the past few weeks is beating yourself up for being lazy, it’s time to forgive and move on.

On the different workout links for each body part aswell as others will help you get up, establish a fitness routine, and stay motivated long past waning New Year’s resolutions.

But before you start here are some general tips

Have a look at What’s good About You Now before you start.

People often focus on their fitness goals—a certain dress size, weight, or athletic achievement, for instance—without appreciating where their bodies are now. Rather than starting your fitness and health journey obsessing about so-called “problem areas,” begin from a positive perspective. It’s important that people love themselves now for who they are and not for what they want to become, because sometimes they’ll reach their goal and still not appreciate themselves when they’re at their finish line and achieved what they set out to do.

Expect to Fall temporarily.

Here’s the reality of any journey, whether it’s business, relationships, diet, or fitness—you’re going to make mistakes and stumble along the way. There will be times when life will get crazy and you’ll temporarily be derailed, Everyone falls. It’s part of the experience and you should expect it. But the difference between failing on a diet or fitness routine and succeeding is that you pick yourself up from the fall and keep going, or you use it as an excuse to quit. Just like you would if you were faced with an issue in the workplace, identify the problem and take action to make sure it doesn’t happen again.

Take Some Selfies.

In order to accurately track your progress, it’s helpful to identify your starting point and then define your goal.I suggest taking measurements of your body and some photos so you’ll be able to see how far you’ve come. Throw on whatever you comfortable using, then take a video with your phone to capture your body from all angles. You can turn the video into still photos by taking screen shots. Do this every two to four weeks to track your progress. You might also want use a tape measure and track measurements in your biceps, waist, hips, bust, and thigh areas so you can see you’re losing or gaining inches, even on weeks when it seems the scale hasn’t budged.

Start Small.

The first week, whether you’re easing back into exercising or starting off for the first time, start small. Know that any movement is good movement. Commit to doing 10 minutes of an exercise video or walking for exercise three days this week. This will help you establish behaviors and create the habit you want to have in place.

Overcome Your Fear of the Gym.

The gym can be an intimidating place for many of us, you might be afraid that people are staring or judging you. Most of the time, everyone at the gym is focusing on themselves, even the fittest, most attractive person you’ll come across. Start with cardio machines to build up your comfort level, or bring some weights to a quiet area of the gym to start training by yourself. You could also ask other people at the gym for help getting set up on certain equipment to make sure you’re using it properly.

Make New Habits.

If you can get used to a few fitness habits—whether that’s getting up a few mornings a week or even showing up to the gym when you don’t feel like it—you’re more likely to be successful. Once your mental game is on point and established, the physical aspect of following through with your intentions will be easier.

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