Complete beginner to fitness? Or even a well seasoned mover but you’ve hit a block? What's a blocker? They are things in life that destroy you from starting or re-starting your personal fitness revolution. If this sounds like you then keep reading! We’re going to cut straight to the guts of it with 5 everyday things that you’re doing which are self sabotaging to getting started. We've also provided you with the fixes!
At some point in time we’ve all been here, regardless of how fit we look or how consistent we seem to be. Personally I can own being in this space too (especially more over the past few months than I would like to admit). But here we are! If you’re a total beginner to the fitness world I understand how you’re probably feeling. Most likely anxious, unsure, scared, nervous, overwhelmed, unhappy, lacking in confidence (and the list could go on). Hey, even if you’re a more seasoned fitness focused person some of these things may still apply to you.
How do we solve the problem and all the anxiety we may have when it comes to fitness? I’ve compiled a list of 5 everyday things that are destroying you from starting your fitness revolution and how to overcome them. Feeling ready? I’ll be super honest with you and provide you the added confidence so you can do this! You don’t even need to be experienced in the fitness world to revolutionise your own life.
If you’ve got time to sit and watch TV/Netflix/Stan or any of the other streaming services you’ve got time to start exercising. I told you I was going to be honest. How many hours/minutes a day are spending on social media looking at your phone. Add it up across a day and guaranteed you’ll have time to fit in a workout (even just a walk).
Is all the crap ready to jump out and attack you? That little hidden chocolate, the small bags of chips (set aside for the kids) that you sneakily eat every now and then. Biscuits, crackers.. you get the drift. Is the ice cream lurking in the freezer behind you calling out your name?
I can hear you saying it now, ‘oh god now he’s on to me about the car’. Think about it though, how many times have you used your car when it’s really not needed. Zipping around the corner to catch up with a friend, zipping down to corner store to pick up milk or bread. You need to think about your life as moments or potential pockets of movement. I know you can’t give up your car for everything. Although by walking an extra 1km a day instead of using your car collated over a week add up to big calorie burning.
Are you your worst enemy? Headspace can be a hard aspect to deal with which makes starting fitness a really hard task to over come. But you're also your biggest blocker by using those pesky excuses. You know all those ‘I have no time’, ‘but the kids keep me busy’, ‘my work commitments don’t give me enough time’. If fitness is a key to your new happiness than finding the time to eat well and exercise is the key to you feeling great.
These really are 5 everyday things that resonate with most people that stop them from winning. It’s not always easy but if you’re committed to ‘you’ you really can reach the finish line. Ensuring consistency and having great people in your circle that you can reach out to for advice will really help you to hit starting with a leap instead of a step.
So if you’re wanting to get leaping and need help fill in your details below. My team or myself are excited to help you get started with your personal fitness revolution!
- Brenton | Founder Whoosh Fitness