Ask Away...: At The Starting Line... Working Out As A Beginner

Thursday, July 6, 2017

At The Starting Line... Working Out As A Beginner

Getting healthy is something that we all aspire to do in one way or another. Have you ever looked in the mirror and thought that you need to make a massive change in your life? Because we've all been there and while a lot of us have gone in with the best intentions by aiming to work out five times a week, we soon find that we give up almost as soon as we started. And although it can be a massive challenge and it is a massive challenge when you start, the most important thing to remember is the process, and this is how it could work for you.

Pick The Right Exercise
We all make the mistake of picking something that, at the start, is beyond our means. And while this isn't a bad thing to aim for, it's impossible to think that you will be squatting 285 lbs. in the space of a week. So right at the start, it's important to pick the exercise that gives you just enough of a challenge, but it's one that you enjoy. An exercise like bike riding is a really good example because it provides an all-over workout and is good cardio. It's also one of the cheapest forms of exercise as well as one of the most freeing. There are sites where you can do more detailed research, like the best road bikes 2017 page, and pick models that are suitable for what you want to get out of your biking experience. As a starting point, the choice of exercise isn't that important, but the fact that you are exercising is!

Look At Your Diet
It's a cliché that your diet makes up half of your exercise routine, but it's a cliché for a reason! If you do live off junk food, then this is the best place to begin, and replace sugar dense foods with nutrient rich ones. The trick is not to starve yourself but to actually make yourself feel full and satisfied enough so that you won't reach for the chocolate bars.

Make It A Habit
It takes quite some time to form a habit, but it's usually at least a month. So this is a month of doing new things, eating new things, and trying new things that you wouldn't normally do. It's important to remember that this will be difficult, especially if you've been on a bad diet beforehand. You may experience signs of sugar withdrawal combined with the intensity of doing a workout when you're not used to doing one. It's the first month that is the hardest, but once you get over this hump, the process of going to the gym and exercising becomes a lot easier.

Make Sure You Increase The Pressure
This is the hardest thing to get right because too much pressure and you give up quickly, or too little, it won't be difficult enough! So when you are exercising, to begin with, push it right at the end of the session. Finishing strong is what will make you want to go back to the gym next time round.

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  1. Hi Ellen, thanks for coming by my blog and leaving a comment! I appreciate your post about exercise and healthy eating tips - great advice, for sure.

    1. Thanks Melanie for returning the favor :) Have a great week!


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