Get Motivated: Starting Small to Make the Gym Part of Your Daily Life
Exercising can be intimidating, especially if you are starting from ground zero. It can feel overwhelming to think about going to the gym and starting a fitness routine, but it doesn’t have to be that way. With a little determination and some patience, you can make the gym part of your daily life.
To get started, make sure to set realistic expectations. Don’t expect to be running marathons or lifting heavy weights overnight. Start small and focus on forming positive habits. Start by going to the gym a few times per week and slowly increase the frequency as you get more comfortable.
Next, create a plan. Decide which days of the week you can make it to the gym and what exercises you will do each time. If you don’t know where to start, look up some beginner workout plans online. You can also ask a personal trainer at the gym for advice.
Once you have a plan in place, make sure to
Get Organized: Making the Most of Your Time at the Gym
No matter how busy you are, it’s important to make the most of your time at the gym. Here are some tips to help you get organized and make the most of your workouts.
- Arrive prepared. Before you head to the gym, make sure you have everything you need. Pack a gym bag with a towel, water bottle, extra clothes, and your favorite music or podcast. Having all of these items ready to go will help you save time once you get to the gym.
- Have a plan. Spend some time thinking about what exercises you want to do and what order you’d like to do them in. Having a plan will help you get organized and stay focused while you’re at the gym.
- Set a timer. Working out can be time consuming, so it’s important to keep track of how long you spend on each exercise. Set a timer to ensure you stay on track and don