Where to start…

Trying to start a new fitness journey, or getting back on track with one, can be a little overwhelming. You have to ask yourself a lot of questions and find out where to start and how you plan to stick to it. Here are three questions you should ask yourself before you start your fitness journey.

Why are you doing this?

First thing to ask yourself is why. Why have you decided to start this new journey? Is it for yourself? Are you stressed and need way to relax and let out some steam? Do you have a big vacation coming up and you want to look amazing in a new bathing suit? Or is this for your family? Are you wanting to make your health a number one priority, so you can stick around for the ones you love? Whatever your reason may be, keep it in the front of you mind so whenever you want to just give up, you can remind yourself why you started in the first place.

What are your goals?

This one is important because a lot of people want something to measure and they want to see an end in sight. Once you have found out your “why” you can set your goal and keep track of your progress. Take measurements before you start, whether that is inches, pounds, or your cholesterol numbers, and keep track of your progress throughout your journey. Once you have reached your goal, set another one and eventually your fitness journey will turn into a healthy lifestyle.

What do you need?

There are a lot of things out there that can assist you in your new fitness journey. Exercise equipment, cookbooks, and supplements are all things that can help you reach your goals, but don’t let them overwhelm you. There are all types of gyms out there that offer different styles of exercise. The best thing for you to do is find one close to home or work that has all the equipment you need without breaking the bank. If you are going to do at home workouts, there are plenty of apps that will demonstrate workout routines that require no equipment at all. Pinterest has thousands of healthy recipes and workouts for all fitness types that are completely free. As for supplements, they require a little more research to find out exactly what you want. There are products that rage from dietary supplements to pain relief. 

Exercise is the process of breaking down and rebuilding your muscles, so they rebuild and become stronger. Setting up your home gym can feel overwhelming but here are some tips on how to make it easier. 

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Altogether, starting a new fitness journey can be overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to. You take it one step at a time and find what works for you. Keep yourself accountable and find a fitness routine you enjoy. Road bumps will get in your way but don’t let them stop you. Find ways around them and soon your journey will become a lifestyle.