Getting fit is at the core of modern societies. However, it remains for too many people a nightmare activity that they are not sure how to best deal with. Indeed, getting fit can wrongly be synonymous with strong mental dedication, discipline and painful efforts. While this may be true, if you only think about these elements of fitness, you might forget about the most important part of it: Having fun while you exercise is what can keep you going! There are plenty of ways to surround you with positivity in your fitness journey, especially if you start looking for social groups, but there are three core rules that will help you get in the right fun fitness mindset.
Pick Fun Activities
There’s no way around it: People are different, and therefore they get excited about different things. While your best friend might love her spinning lessons, you might find them dull and boring. There’s nothing wrong about that. It’s a matter of tastes. What you need to change your perception of fitness is to look at sports that you find fun and exciting. For example, you could join the exciting Zumba dance exercise classes, or even Salsa classes, if you can’t conceive workout without a good playlist. Or maybe you enjoy a touch of Ninja power into your world, especially if you love Kung Fu films or fighting video games, then you could join a kickboxing or martial arts class. What matters in the end is to have a great time while you exercise!
Be Firm But Don’t Punish
A common mistake that newcomers to the fitness world make is to try to punish themselves for not begin fit in the first place. They tend to overdo it by taking it out on their body. Introducing fitness in your life is a change of lifestyle. No, it won’t work better is you torture yourself through it. A little exercise is better than none when you start, especially as you begin to change your routine and mindset. Imposing a fitness regime upon yourself with no further preparation will only be counterproductive. You need to take little steps to train your mind to look at fitness in a positive light. Make sure to reward yourself with a nice film, a sweet and healthy snack, or even a friends night out. Getting fit is never a punishment.
Ditch The Excuses
Everyone has excuses, and when it comes to fitness people seem to have a list of them. It’s time to ditch them for good! If you hate exercising, you simply need to start gently with a walk at lunchtime for example and then increase it gradually. If you think that you don’t have time for it, you can look for workout for a quick burst of activities of 5 to 15 minutes. If you are too tired, you need to remember that fitness will help you body to sleep better and feel refreshed. If you believe that you are too old or too weak, you should know that it is never too late to build up your strength; of course, you will need to limit your efforts but there is a workout for everyone. If you are afraid that fitness might be too painful, you can focus on simple activities such as walking or swimming, or even gardening. In short, fitness is what you make of it. Don’t fear it: Create your own.