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Top Tips for Starting a New Fitness Journey

Top Tips for Starting a New Fitness Journey

If you are planning a new fitness journey, we have some great tips to help.

Though these tips won’t force you to work out when you don’t want to, they will help you to achieve your overall fitness goal.

Find a Sport or Exercise That You’ll Enjoy

One of the hardest parts of starting a fitness journey is actually finding the motivation to work out.

When you first get started, working out isn’t part of your daily routine and therefore it’s easy to find an excuse to avoid it.

This is why it’s important to find a sport or exercise that you’ll enjoy. If you enjoy what you’re doing, you’re much more likely to keep it up.

This is because you’ll look forward to it and you’ll be motivated to continue.

Set Goals and Update Them Regularly

It doesn’t matter whether you’re trying to lose weight or tone up, it can be difficult to motivate yourself when the end result seems so far away.

This is why it’s important to set goals as you go along, updating them as you achieve more and more.

By splitting your fitness journey into smaller and more achievable goals, you are likely to find that you’re encouraged to continue.

Plan Your Workouts in Advance

When it’s cold and dark outside, it can be very difficult to convince yourself to workout.

It doesn’t matter whether you should be going to the gym or attending a fitness class, staying at home is often the preferable thing to do.

This is why you should plan your workouts in advance.

You won’t want to cancel a class that’s already been booked and you won’t want to stray from the plan.

Treat Yourself Along the Way

Whenever you achieve something notable in your fitness journey, treat yourself.

This could be to a ‘cheat meal’ or some new workout clothes.

Treating yourself to something special could be all it takes you give yourself the boost to continue.

It doesn’t matter what kind of fitness journey you are starting or what results you want to see, it’s all about keeping yourself encouraged and motivated.

Stephen Coleclough
Stephen Coleclough

Stephen Coleclough is a personal trainer and online fitness/nutrition coach from the UK. He loves heavy squats, smashing PRs and bacon sandwiches. You can follow him on Twitter at ColecloughPT.

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