Did you start exercising? Join a gym? Congratulations! All workout newbies are only newbies for a short time! This is just the beginning of your workout newbie adventures. The difficult thing is to stay true to your schedule.
You Workout Newbies have finally made the big decision to include exercise in your daily routine. So awesome!
Whether you enrolled in the gym or have committed to running outside a few days a week, exercise will only do you good.
Nobodies “first time” is easy, but the beginning is definitely half of the battle. F
To reach the level you want, you will need to have patience, discipline, a clear goal and not give up easily. And should definitely look at buying some fitness equipment.
A clear goal
First and foremost is that most people are not realistic when it comes to setting goals, while working out daily and maintaining a balanced diet is especially important, you need to get more clear. Goals are an important part of any new fitness program, but they are easy to miss if you set unrealistic goals.
Keep it simple
It is a big mistake to believe that the more you do (when working out), the better the results you will get.
You do not need to spend hours and hours in the gym to see faster results. Do not try to increase the intensity, duration and type of program abruptly, but do increase all of these things slowly over time.
Follow the plan and don’t overdo it when you’re a workout newbie. If you are disciplined at doing 3-5 workouts a week, take care to improve your diet, in the first month you can start to see changes in your body.
The first thing to change will be strength adaptations, and over time you’ll start to create muscle and burn fat faster.
Seek the help of a coach/trainer
Ask a trainer to come up with a program for beginners and follow it. Do not do exercises that your best friend told you to do (unless they are very qualified) as it may not be the best for you or your goals.
Stay consistent in your plan and ask a professional for guidance as they know best and can tailor-make something to suit you.
Once you’ve set a clear goal, work on it for at least 3 months, asses your results, and then set a new goal. Put small goals first. The pounds you want to lose, the weights you will lift, the degree of difficulty of the exercises, the number of push-ups, everything with slowly increase with time.
What is your goal? Do you want to lose weight? To increase your endurance? To burn fat? To gain muscle weight? Get a firmer body? Be specific. Set a timeline, but also be realistic and flexible. You should never give up if you don’t reach your goal, just try something else until you do reach it.
Do exercise that you enjoy
Lastly, for all exercise newbies, movement is the best gift you can give yourself. Do not stress. Do not immediately go overboard. Find movement that you enjoy, because otherwise it’s easy to quit.
If you don’t like heavy weight lifting, then try yoga or Pilates, or something that that’s fun. But do remember that the best results are going to come from a varied program that includes all kinds of things (bodyweight, weights, stretching, cardio, etc.).