Whether you come from a training active background or never trained before, it can be tricky to start in a nice way. Here are eight tips on the way for those who want to add training as a new habit.
Just go for it!
Don't sit back and wait for the perfect time to start to work out, just go for it! The best training is the one that is happening. One trick is to pack a ready-made exercise bag the night before, just to grab with you in the morning.
Be kind to yourself
Tolerance is good. Focus on what you can do, instead of what you can't do. Challenge in the right way. Based on your feelings and your circumstances instead of looking at others. Feeling free to do what you feel you can manage usually leads to a comfortable workout.
Give the training time
Plan your workout instead of thinking "I train when I have time". One trick is to decide when during the day you want to train and set a reminder on your mobile.
Reduce the risk of injury and losing your interest by waiting to do the toughest exercise. Kick of with a soft class! In soft you get the same type of training as in a regular class but at an unstressed pace. In soft it is easy to find the right technology and feeling. Give your body time to get started, no matter what level you are aiming for.
An enjoyable experience
Try out different ways to train and look for your smile or an experience that you like. You can train to sake of training. But it usually gets more fun if you train for the experience itself.
Maybe a friend?
Do you prefer to train for yourself or are you attracted by the thought to get started to train with someone? Think about it and give it a try. A training buddy can be the key to success. But do not hang up your entire motivation on that your friend is training, your own desire is best.
Give the training a chance
Aim to be training every other, or every third, day for a couple of weeks. Continuity gives you the conditions to continue. If you find a form of exercise that you like - run it several times. After a few rounds you get more, both joy and training effect!
You are already a winner
Already during the first training session you will feel how the body responds. Take care of the feeling, enjoy the endorphins. Whatever the training, you are a winner!