Sometimes thinking about how to start exercising can be overwhelming. Particularly when it’s not been a part of your everyday life and you are needing to learn how to incorporate exercise into your daily routine. So here are some simple mindset tips when getting started;
* Prior to exercising, do things that elevate your mood such as listening to a song that pumps you up or get dressed in your favourite workout gear. These things may sound trivial, but they all add to your mindset before a workout and let’s face it, if you are not feeling good, you are going to be less likely to stick to your plan and reach your goals.
* Follow some people you admire on YouTube or Instagram and listen to them for a few minutes each day. You become like the top 5 people you hang around, so if there’s someone you admire in fitness, start listening to the things they do to get motivated and keep on track. Before long, you’ll find yourself thinking and doing similar things to reach your goals. Often it could be one small tip that could change the way you do things, making all the difference to your daily routine.
* Begin with basic exercise and step it up when you are no longer feeling challenged by the exercise. Starting up a level only increases the risk of injury and does nothing in terms of achieving your goals any faster.
* Choose exercises that are easy to replicate. Attempting exercises that are too advanced will only result in frustration and fatigue and is not going to make you want to keep going for any length of time.
We hope these tips are helpful to you when starting your journey to a healthier lifestyle.