“Where should I start?” is the most common question I hear, especially from people that see a picture in a magazine or an advertisement on TV and get inspired. My advice would be to first think about what your goals are and write them down. I would suggest first just getting all of your goals down in a list. Once you do that, you can prioritize them. Establishing milestones or checkpoints to monitor your progress can also be helpful, but sometimes, you may get caught up in that or need assistance. Don’t waste too much time with that though. Sometimes we are on a path towards a goal, and we may change course, or discover something new as we are on our journey, but won’t know until we start taking action.
The next step would be to think about what it is you enjoy doing the most. What type of physical activity makes you happy? For some people, it’s swimming, or dancing, maybe hiking outdoors, taking a spin class, or getting pushed by a coach or trainer. Now, explore your options. Look into local health clubs, dance studios, karate schools, leagues such as baseball, basketball, soccer, etc in your area. I can guarantee there is something out there for you that will bring you joy, even if you are not necessarily a “gym person”.
If you have been exercising regularly for years, maybe it’s time to switch things up a bit. Hire a trainer, take up a new group activity, like boxing for example, or Cross Fit. There is an endless number of options out there, you just have to figure out through trial and error what works best for you.
So what are you waiting for? Grab that pen and paper… or open up the Notes app on your phone and start writing down your goals. Let’s Work It Out!
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