I don’t know about you but working out and I have a love hate relationship. What I mean is before I even start working out, I must mentally prepare myself. This means I have this conversation in my head, telling myself that if I had not stopped in the first place, I would not be trying to convince myself that I need to get back at it. I get. Or just hyping myself up. Things like Yes this is going to be hard. Yes, you will be sore, but the results are worth it. I’m so jealous of those people that just love working out. They could do it all day every day. But the reason for this long rant is. I just started working out again and I have found some tips or tricks that have helped me with my workout. And what I mean by that is. I have been working out when I’m too tired, too sore, or whatever excuse I come with.
When it comes to working the 1 of the two best pieces of advice that worked for me was this. STOP and I MEAN STOP, doing whatever one else is telling you to do. Stop listening to Tic Toc or, what skinny friend of yours said she did this religiously and is done 100 pounds! Your body is so different. That was one of the reasons I hated working out. I would follow what this person did, I would do what this person did. And I did not get the results that they did. I would get discouraged and give up.
This leads me into the next piece of advice. Do some YOU LOVE. If you love to run, then your workout should be focused on that. If you hate weights. Then don’t do them. Let me go into this further. When you start out it’s hard. You are training your mind and body to do something it does not use to do. If you want to be successful in your weight loss and workout journey you must start small. No one just wakes up on morning and says I’m going to climb Mount Everest. No, they train for it. They mental prep for it.
You should do the same thing with your health journey. Unless you a person who can stop cold turkey and keep to then, don’t listen to anything I’m saying. But for the rest of us. Start working out to something you like, or you can have fun with or that you like or semi like. Dancing workouts, yoga, weights, running. A certain type of workout video.
When I started working out, I went through 7 different videos before I found the one, I liked. Is it hard oh yeah. But I like the type of workouts she is having me do. If I would have settled on the video my friend told me made her lose weight like crazy, I would probably be writing about how I really should be working out. But I tried to find something that was more my style. And that has helped me set a goal. Ok once this video gets too easy, I move onto something else maybe, and that key. When you notice something becoming easy, you will start to see how much you are improving and keep that you motivation going.
This can go with changing your diet. Sure, everyone tells you that you must change your diet so see the results and they are totally right. But they don’t say you have to change it overnight. Set small goals for you. If you eat out a lot, start out with trying to eat in more. If you eat something sweet every night, try for every other day or only three or four times that week. A lot of working out and eating healthy is psychological if you feel like you can have this or that it makes you want it more and replace more or eat way too much when you can eat it. Training your mind can take time. but will help you see results. So, change your way of eating to the way that will best help you succeed in your goals!
The biggest thing to remember is that is a journey of YOURS. You take it as fast or as slow as you want. You are the one who knows your body and knows what makes you feel good. And remember it’s ok to fail. I do it all the time. I try something and then I fall off the wagon, what is important is that you get back up and try again. Working out if hard and rewarding all at the same time. SO do what make you feel that reward.