Fall is upon us! Summer bodies aren’t made in the summer, they’re made in the fall and winter! There is no better time to start working out, it’s also the perfect weather to go for runs. I feel so motivated that I want all of you to get your butts moving too!
A lot of people are afraid to start going to the gym because it’s scary and even dangerous. You’ll see plenty of fit, attractive people walking around, lifting things up and putting things down. You might drop a dumbbell on your head or stub a toe. You may have no idea what to do and you’re afraid you’ll feel like an idiot completely out of place. You’re afraid people will judge you, and they will. That’s okay, once you become a familiar face, you’ll be one of them 🙂
To help you get started, here’s a simple routine anyone can do 😉 (I swear this was what I did back in college!)
- Walk for 3 minutes on the threadmill
- After 3 minutes, pick up the pace!
- Jog/ run for 15 minutes
- 15 bicep curls
- 15 pushups (try doing it without dropping your knees until you have to)
- 30 crunches (hands behind your head for support, engage your abs, not your neck!)
- Repeat 15 bicep curls, 15 pushups and 30 crunches 2 more times.
There you go! You got sweaty!
There’s a first time for everything and you’ll learn something new every time you go to the gym. You may see someone using a machine you’re interested in. Go for it! You may see someone doing an interesting routine and incorporate that into yours. There’s also a lot of resources on youtube and magazines to give you workout ideas.
The first step is to just go and have faith that you’ll be better, stronger, healthier by the end of each session. Consistency is the key. Don’t compare your progress with others’ who have been going for years.
What I learned is that gym mentality can be applied to other aspects in life. Job wise, school wise- you might not know what to do right now. Once you put your excuses, laziness and fears aside and just start, a whole new world opens up. (yay for blogging!) Whatever it is you’ve been meaning to do, you can always start by pickup up a book on it. You’ll meet people who have knowledge in that topic. Then you’ll modify your actions to get the results you want. New ideas will come to you as you engage in the activity of learning and doing. Also, don’t compare your journey to anyone else’s. 🙂
Side note goal: I’m looking at separating my content by categories on separate pages since I have a good idea of what kind of topics I like to write about. I’m also researching ways to improve my picture content and adding customization to featured image. 🙂