Starting a fitness regime, it is imperative that you first define what your personal fitness goals are. Do you want to increase your strength, do you want to build muscle, do you just want to feel fit - what is your primary objective?
As with anything in life, if you do something you enjoy and find fun and stimulating, you are more likely to be committed and successful. Therefore, the most important element associated with making long-term changes to your fitness routine is finding those activities that you are interested in, identify with and really enjoy! If you love to dance, take up a dance class; if you love being outdoors, join a hiking club; if you are motivated by competition, then set your goals to compete... Whatever stimulates you, will ultimately motivate you and keep you on track... However, it is fundamental that you realize that fitness and exercise programs are meant to start gradually and progressively increase to become more challenging.
It is easy to get overwhelmed and unmotivated if you try and do it all to quickly. Any start is a good start, even if it means just walking 10 minutes a day! If you find yourself feeling overwhelmed or discouraged then it is time to reassess your program and go back to an exercise level you feel comfortable with. The program can still be challenging but you don’t want to feel discouraged or like you are failing. Finding the right personal trainer, dance instructor or class is equally important when planning your fitness goals and schedule.
It is vital that you find someone you can relate to personally, who understand your specific needs, limitations and objectives and who is positive, upbeat and supportive at all times.
Planning your fitness timetable should encompass creating a...Total Balanced Body by ensuring that your fitness coach incorporates nutrition guidelines, lifestyle changes and fabulous fun fitness routines into your overall objective.