Whether you’re just beginning to train, or you’ve been at it for awhile, there is always going to be that little voice in the back of your head wondering if you can really do this. The truth is, yes you can!
It’s also important to remember that this journey is a process. It will ebb and flow; you may make tremendous strides one week (working out 4-5 days a week, drinking close to a gallon of water daily, prioritizing whole foods and eliminating processed junk), and then life throws you a curve ball and you have a rough day. That’s okay – it doesn’t mean you have to go backwards, but that you should take it slow and steady and get back into the swing of things as soon as you can.
Another thing that’s important to remember is that the best way to get results is to stick with it – consistently and over time. You will see more significant changes in your body if you keep at it over a long period of time than if you push for 6 days and then can’t sustain that commitment.
And finally, it’s important to find what moves you. Everyone is different; you’re going to want to move your body in a way that feels good to you, not what other people are doing on Instagram. If you hate jogging, don’t do it! Try a new class, or a different form of exercise that will challenge your body in a way that you enjoy.
Also, don’t be afraid to ask for help if you need it. It’s hard to walk into a gym for the first time and not feel self-conscious about being the only person who doesn’t know how to use a machine or what the proper form looks like, but most people at the gym are far more friendly than they seem. And if you’re still feeling nervous about asking for help, start by training with a friend. They can help you learn the basics and help keep you motivated!
Milena Estêvão is a YouTuber passionate about sharing her experiences (challenges, successes and motivations) in the fitness activities she is involved in.
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