From the moment that January 1st is on the horizon, we anticipate a fresh start to the new year. We crave a reset and intertwine this call to change into our New Year’s resolutions. This annual practice is a good one, however, what makes the first day of the New Year a better start day than any other? Why not tomorrow? Why not today?
Kickstarting any new journey, whether that be a career change, a big move, or a lifestyle and wellness change, is a challenge. It takes courage, anticipation, and drive. The best thing you can do for yourself as you pursue big change is to remove these leading emotions from a standardized timeline. Your timeline is and will always be flexible– so start today and consider these 5 tips as you dive in head first to the fitness journey that will carry you to a healthier and happier version of you!
DRESS THE PART
So much of our motivation to workout is a product of taking that first step. If you work out in the morning, the first thing you should do when you wake up is change into your exercise clothes. If you prefer to workout after the work day, the first thing you should do after you get off work is put on workout attire. Doing so will not only get you ready to crush a workout, but will promote a mental shift that will foster the motivation and energy you need to break a sweat.
Think about the trajectory of your day. Maybe you are quite busy and your sole free moment will be during your lunch break. Or maybe your day is so chaotic that your only option to workout would be if you set your morning alarm to go off an hour earlier than normal. When you consciously think about the plans you have for the day ahead of time, you can plan ahead to ensure you make the time to workout. It can also be beneficial to plan ahead for the type of workout you would like to do.
GET TO THE GYM
If you are someone who goes to the gym, you know that the hardest part is often just getting there. So instead of setting your goal to be the amount of weight you lift or how many calories you burn, set your goal to be getting to the gym. The rest will follow exactly how it should!
FIND YOUR COMMUNITY
Kickstarting your fitness journey doesn’t have to be a solo act. In fact, getting starting is so much easier when you have like minded people to lean on. A strong fitness community is mutually beneficial; you can find the motivation you need in others while simultaneously being a source of motivation for those around you!
TRY SOMETHING NEW
Starting your fitness journey off strong requires excitement! Let’s be honest, it can be difficult to foster enthusiasm around a workout that you have been doing off on and on for some time. Start your journey today with a new wave of energy around an unfamiliar sweat. Not sure what this would look like for you? Check out the RockBox Fitness nearest you and experience a blend of functional exercise and kickboxing that is truly unlike any other. Not going into the gym? Explore the virtual training options that will allow you to start your journey off strong and from the quarters of your own home!