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Fitness Tips for Beginners

Fitness Tips for Beginners

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Fitness Tips for Beginners

Starting out on a new fitness journey isn't easy. How often have you started only to give up after a few days or weeks? I know I'm guilty of this. 

So many times I've started out going jogging in the mornings but then given up after the first week when the initial motivation wears off. I manage to come up with excuses for not going. Maybe it rains and so I tell myself I'll just skip today and go tomorrow. Skipping one day can't hurt can it? ... then tomorrow comes and I find another excuse not to go. 

How to Start Your Fitness Journey and Get Results

Challenges are your friend.

It can be hard to stay motivated especially in the beginning so have specific goals to reach each day can really help keep you on track. Following a fitness challenge gives you those set number of repetitions or time spent exercising each day. 

Doing a challenge means you can often connect with others who are also doing the challenge and this makes it more fun and helps make you more accountable. 

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Be realistic.

As a beginner you need to be realistic about your capabilities. Whilst there are millions of workouts available for you to pick from, you need to make sure they are suitable for your level of fitness. Not all workouts are beginner friendly.

If you pick a workout that is too hard for your current level of fitness you won't be able to do it and it'll only lead you to feeling discouraged. 

Start small and build as you go. You'll be much more likely to continue if you're hitting your goals along the way. 

Do a weekly photo check in.

When starting out it might not feel like your making much progress. By doing a weekly photo diary you can compare your current body to the one you started out with. 

Sometimes you don't notice the changes as they happen gradually but when you look back at the previous photos you'll be surprised at the progress you're making. A great way to keep track of your before and after.

Do something you enjoy.

If you like doing something you're much more likely to keep wanting to do it. If running isn't your thing don't do it. Find some fun workout videos to do instead. Dancing can be just as good for cardio and a lot more enjoyable.

Establish a routine.

Anything is better than nothing but setting an exercise schedule can make a huge difference. When is the best time of day for your to exercise? How much time can you dedicate to your workouts? Find out what works best for you and create a routine you can stick to.

Fitness Tips for Beginners

What tips would you give to people starting out on their fitness journey? As a beginner, what things helped you stay motivated and reach your goals?