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Fitness – A beginner’s guide!

September 17, 2014

Up until last year, I hated the whole process of working out. To me working out meant wasting alot of time and energy doing something that left me sore for a day or two. For that reason I dreaded the whole idea of working out in general.

My turning point was when I learnt tricks of how to make work outs fun, less time consuming and more energizing. After a number of trials and errors, I can now confidently say that I have mastered the activity quite well and I am enjoying the benefits of it all. 
Below are some of the tips that can help you enjoy your start and enjoy your workouts;

1. Determine your fitness goal

It is important that you determine your fitness goal before you start working out. The goals may vary from losing that baby weight to being flexible or improving your body image. Once you have a clear goal in mind, it becomes easier for you to get into the workout mode. 

2. Prioritize and schedule the workout. 

Often times, we do not schedule our days to include working out because we have not identified it as a priority. Make it a priority to workout at least 2 or 3 times a week. Then schedule your week to include few minutes of workouts. 

3. Determine the venue of your workouts.

Yes, you read that correctly, the venue is a very important aspect. Some people don’t like to workout in gyms and therefore opt for other venues such as home, the beach, the park and so forth. Choose a venue that will motivate you to work as efficiently as possible. 

4. Choose the workout routines that work for you.

There are number of factors that each person needs to consider prior to choosing a workout routine: Skill level – Don’t jump start on the advanced workout programs when you are a beginner. This will demotivate you instead of motivating you.  
Physical health – If possible consult your physician for recommendation on workouts that suit your health status. 
Your goal – Choose workout routine that best suit your goal. If your goal is to increase flexibility, yoga is a better option in comparison to other workouts; 
Time availability – make sure you choose a workout routine that can be completed within the scheduled time.  

5. Start small.

The best way to succeed in the fitness journey is to take it slow. Start on small goals and once you have accomplished them, then you can move to more challenging goals. 
I hope these tips will help you start your fitness journey. Let me know how if they work for you in the comment section below!

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  • Hey nice blog! Also i could add, duevto high quitting rates, beginners are adviced to find a way of tracking their progress towards their goals. It could be weight difference, advancement in ease of perfoming an activity, skill level, time taken to finish an activity…anything that will let them know, they r either approaching their goals, or sliding backwards. Its helps to stay motivated.

  • Aween

    I gain weight Aika… Should start work up!

  • I have gained more weight my dear. My mama said, by the time of my graduation, no one will remember me!