Ever wonder what your workout "sweet spot" is?
You know- the point where you are...
This can be a difficult task when many of us swing between too much ("Let's do the 5000 burpee challenge this month!") to no activity at all (your sneakers & weights have cobwebs on them)...
Have no fear...I'm here to help. Let's breakdown what you can do to find your perfect fitness fit!
Read on for my 3 "Get Started" Tips...
1. Performance/"How I Feel" Goals- Reflect on how you want to feel and how you'd like your body to function. Remember that we are not "in control" of our bodies but we can create patterns of behavior that can improve strength, flexibility, & energy. Avoid weight or sized based goals because diets don't work and being smaller doesn't necessarily mean you're healthier or happier. Learn more here
2. Be Honest- Are you working 12 hours a day? Staying up at night with a teething toddler? Focusing on growing your business? In school? It's best to be HONEST with yourself about your schedule as you plan your workout routine. Over shooting ("I'll wake-up at 4am and exercise 6 days a week before my kids get up!") is a recipe for burnout & overwhelm. Start small, even if it's 5 minutes. It's much better to be realistic and get it done. From there you can build as you go! If you over do it you're more likely to get frustrated, injured and disappointed which leads to the all or nothing "I Quit!" mentality.
3. Be Joyful- I recommend strength training because it can help improve how you feel, your mood and the function of your body. HOWEVER I know there are many preferences when it comes to movement. Movement should be things YOU ENJOY! Yes, you heard me...you should like what you are planning. This way you'll actually look forward to it. This can help build positive feelings which will lead to ongoing habits. Don't forget weight lifting isn't *just* bodybuilding style in a gym. You can do bodyweight moves, TRX, resistance bands, dumbbells at home...If you're not there yet try a dance party with your favorite playlist, stretch, or take a walk outside.
How are you feeling about your goals right now?
About the Author
Lily lives in the Bay Area of California with her husband. She loves to lift heavy, watch vintage movies and cheer on her fellow warrior queens!