Resuming exercise after an illness, a period of intense activity, or after an injury, is often a step, if not the first step, to regain control of your life if you have lost it. Controlling your weight, your energy level, your job at all, your motivation, and what you eat ... all this is related to physical activity.
Getting back in shape is undeniably an advantage, but this is not the only benefit! You will also regain more self-esteem, better mental health and see your body differently. It is also about feeling good in your own body and increasing your well-being.
Avoid vague goals such as "I want to lose weight" or "I want to be more muscular". What can not be measured can not be improved! Focus on 3 achievable goals without being too unambitious. You want to see a radical transformation of your body and your energy in order to have the motivation necessary to keep going for a longer period.
Knowing how to set goals
The beginnings are sometimes arduous and many of us do not know where to start when we start a fitness program. That's why it's so important to set clear goals that will help you persevere and not give up.
Start modestly by setting reasonable goals. If you have not been exercising for a long time, it would be wise to start with 15 or 30 minutes of walking or light exercise rather than trying to lift 100 pounds.
Doing too much in the first few sessions is usually a bad idea for several reasons: you can hurt yourself or get tired unnecessarily, which will cause you to take a rest (sometimes forced) for several days and lose
Go ahead gradually and focus on making a long term effort. Even a short, well-planned session is better than a big session with no follow-up.
Knowing how to motivate yourself and getting out of your comfort zone
To increase your motivation, you can surround yourself with people, including friends, motivated who will push you to go to training regularly. They will be your accountability partners and you will feel compelled to train even if you don't feel like it.
Set small weekly goals that will fit into your long-term plan. For example, if you want to lose 20 pounds, you can start by telling yourself that you want to go to the gym at least 3 times a week, walk to work, take the stairs instead of the elevator and do not go to Mac Donald's at all or eat pizza for one week in a row.
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Blackburn Athletics offers you a unique fitness area that focuses on offering intense sessions and short-term commitments, all accompanied by a serious follow-up that allows you to reach your goals more efficiently than with any standard membership in a gym.