Hey Ladies & Gents,
So with so many people being new to the gym ////////// I thought I’d give a few tips on how to get started or a little refresher for those needing a mojo boost…
Establish your game plan
First of all, you’re going to need to figure out what your actual goal is. Also, be completely honest about it. Most people feel like they sound silly if they haven’t spent much time in the fitness world and suddenly come out with, “I wanna be an ironman” or straight up admitting they wanna be the next Arnold Schwarzenegger because they don’t want to be judged. Well HELLO you think you’re gonna get to the destination before being able to admit it to the world? I think not mi amigo.
2. Stop caring what anybody else thinks
If you haven’t realised it by now, unless you’re a hermit with very few social interactions you’re going to get judged about a lot of things you do in your life if it’s worthwhile. Think of it as the fun part because when you actually start achieving, it makes that success even sweeter. I can almost guarantee that the people who troll you are around 500 stone and have a photo of a car for their Facebook profile photo. They’re not jealous though, they promise. Plus, it’s a great tool for motivation because now you HAVE to do it.
There is not one person in this world that was born with an all knowing power of health and fitness. Everybody starts somewhere. My advice is speak to those people in the field you wish to embark on. Get multiple opinions and learn about what your goal entails. Knowledge is power.
4. Remember why you started
Don’t expect to never have a day where you just CBA. It’s gonna happen. Just sit tight kid and remember why you started in the first place.
5. Never train in a way you don’t enjoy
This is YOUR training. No, this is not an excuse out of leg day either (I see you btw). My point is, if your goal is to lose weight and you don’t like running then don’t run. Chances are there’s probably something else just as intense that you’ll enjoy way more and therefore you’re gonna be benefitting from it so much more.
6. Don’t get complacent
Okay so you pretty much have everything down. You’re dedicated, you talk, you listen, you do everything you were advised to do when you started. You’ve stopped changing you say? Ah. Remember the human body is incredibly clever. It catches up with you and will build up to a state where it will no longer be challenged by the same workouts. When you feel like this, switch things up. Make things harder. As long as the body is challenged, it is forced to change.
7. Look after yourself from the inside out
Proper nutrition is key. It is very true that you cannot out train a bad diet. If you look at it this way… if you eat right, you’ve just made your journey to the goal a whole lot easier on yourself, probably knocking weeks off finally getting to that end goal.
IT’S PART OF THE PROGRAMME. If you train hard, your body needs time to recover in order to continue those tough session you keep putting in. Put your feet up and watch the soaps. I insist.
9. Stop focusing on other people
“Yeah but Sharon lost 12 stone in a month and all she did was blah blah blahhhhh”. Stop.
You ain’t Sharon hun. Focus on yourself. Do things the way that works for you. The human body is a complex thing and no two are the same. Plus, Sharon probably needs to see a doctor.
10. Chill, you got this
Do what you need to do and enjoy it. If this is something you really want, you’ll fall in love with the process. Results are addictive. Trust me, it’s totally worth it.
Lots of love,