So you’ve reached the point where you realize it is due time you started working out. Perhaps you reached that number on the scale that you are unable to reconcile, your clothes aren’t fitting quite right, or your doctor gave you a wake up call. Maybe enough is enough. But then the reality sets in that you have no idea where to start.
Some people have never pursued fitness in their life… others were active in the past… but that was then and this in now. What is a realistic expectation for starting out exercise? You certainly can’t jump back into where you were at in your glory days. And you don’t want to start something you cannot sustain. Trying to workout for a couple days and getting discouraged, worn out, or overwhelmed and quitting is not what you want.
So what tends to happen if we are uncertain?
We choose nothing. Instead of something… anything… We choose nothing. And the problem persists.
There are so many options to choose from when it comes to exercise. You don’t have to blaze the trail… pump serious iron… or master a sport… or do cardio for hours. You would be amazed at how simple your workouts can be to get results! But you also cannot go to the gym and willy-nilly mope around and expect results. If you are not going to sweat or push yourself, you are not going to make progress.
This may seem under-whelming… but if you don’t know where to start, then seek out help! I have talked with many people who have tried countless times to figure something out on their own… all to result in not following through, no results, and discouragement. Yes, there are countless of freebie workouts and multiple sites for fitness related information, but at the end of the day, it is not customized to meet your needs and there is no accountability.
If you have been doing the same thing with no results, it is time to try something new. If you are dissatisfied now, what you are doing now is not working. What is it worth to you to feel good about the way you treat your body? What is it worth to you to be proud of yourself and exude confidence? What is it worth to you to know you are doing your best? What is your health worth to you?
We spend so much time and money on things for convenience or indulgence, but we neglect to simply take care of ourselves. We think we “should” be able to do this on our own, so we don’t justify spending time or money to make sure we are prioritizing our fitness. If you are happy with where you are and the results you have gotten, then continue on. But if you have tried over and over again, with no results, no change, and only discouragement and frustration… it is time to try something new.
You are NOT a hopeless cause. You just have not found what works for you. And you may not be qualified (no offense) to figure this out! The internet has a way of making us think that we can all be experts at whatever subject we choose to research. Sometimes we just need someone who knows what they are talking about to guide us.
If you are in this place. PLEASE reach out to me. I will be more than happy to discuss what you have tried and find something that will meet your unique needs. For a small fraction of what you would get from a personal trainer in the gym, I can help you get on track and give you resources to break through your fitness rut.
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You can also start checking out some of the resources I know will be effective because I have personally benefited… and continue to… from them!!
What do you think is the hardest part of starting up with your workouts? What are common problems you run into? What have you tried that has not worked? Comment below and I would love to answer your questions.