Today I want to talk to you about something important: your workout. I post a ton about running because it’s something I truly enjoy doing. However I realize it’s definitely not an activity everyone loves. So I want to tell you how I found my “thing” and help you find yours!
- Figure out why you want to work out. Whether it’s losing weight, staying healthy, having something to do, it doesn’t matter, as long as you have a reason and a goal in mind. I started running right after my grandfather had a heart attack (he’s ok!). It really put things into perspective for me and I realized that even though I looked like I was in shape, it didn’t mean I was.
- Start with something you enjoy. Find something you already enjoy doing rather than what you think you should be doing. If you’re just starting out think about things you like to do and find an exercise counterpart. If you like dancing, try Zumba, watching TV, find an exercise bike or machine with a tv to keep your mind occupied, there’s even surf classes in the middle of the city, in today’s world there is something for everyone.
- Don’t over-commit. Many gyms or studios have a short trial period or Groupon that so you can try them out first to determine whether you like the atmosphere or classes. Definitely take full advantage of it. There’s nothing worse than paying for a year’s membership to a gym to find out you hate machines and feel awkward around all the people. (That’s why I like running, I like to run by myself or with my dog. Plus it’s FREE.)
- Give yourself an adjustment period. Just like my 30 day challenge, you’re not always going to get it perfect. I came off of a long break after the marathon and wasn’t in the mindset to work out everyday. So, if you miss a day (or a week) keep going!
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