I knew I had to get into fitness, in order to help change the way I saw myself, and again I had made numerous attempts before but failed.
So what was different for me the last time, that has made me continue it on 9 years later?
I didn't allow myself to jump before I could walk, and I set myself up on a challenge that would change the way I thought about myself forever, and I knew it was something I had to work on and wasn't going to happen overnight.
Questions to ask yourself:
Looking back and visualising myself starting my fitness from the passed as if it is playing in front of me, what has been the real reasons I have given up in the passed?
What can I do that will help me stick to my fitness this time round?
Do I try to do too much too soon?
Have I enjoyed the fitness activity I have done in the passed?
Once you look deeper into why you haven't stuck it out for too long, then you can start to build on that, to help you stick to it this time:.
- Try by having a fitness day. go through your diary and choose a day of doing some fitness. Doesn't have to be lifting weights, can be walking, going for a kick about in the park with your little boy or spouse or even putting some music on and dancing. If you feel self conscious close the curtains or blinds.
- Get your fitness gear up ready, beside your bed and washed, so there are no excuses for "I don't have my gear" and if possible wear it on the day you want choose to do your training on.
- Use your Apps. There is an APP called the 7 minute workout, which gives you 7 minutes of exercises to do, and doing shorter workouts can help you stick to your exercise than doing 20 to 30 minutes.
- If you've have had a baby and have passed your 8 week post natal check, then why not try out Buggyfit. I did and would definitely recommend.
- Want to avoid joining a gym and feel self conscious being in a fitness class full of people, but want something fun to try out to get you fit in your own home, why not try LA Blast or Zumba. I love both and have included these workouts in my fitness training, and the best thing is it doesn't feel like exercise.
- Want to tone up then there are some good priced Dumbbells you can buy, we got our last set which we still use from Argos. You can also buy wrist and ankle weights too, and you can just put them around your wrist and ankles whilst you do your housework, and you will be surprised what a different they will make, if you wear these 3 or so times for about 10 minutes each day (10 minutes around the wrists and then 10 minutes around the ankles a week) or everyday for about 5 minutes to begin with, and then build up the time gradually then these will help with toning. Or do some specialised fitness exercises following a DVD workout. There is also the Sky TV Fitness and Beauty Channel, which I use weekly in my training, and there are some great workouts you can follow on Youtube aswell.
I do wish you the best of luck in your fitness for 2016 and please feel free to ask me any questions you may have about getting started in being fitter this year.
Do remember. It is about being healthy and having a better wellbeing. You can leave your questions in the comments below.
Many thanks for reading,