While you are most likely still in “vacation mode,” the harsh reality is that April is just around the corner, and, like most mortals, you will have to get back to work and your daily exercise routines. If you are also one of those who decided to resume sports with the new school year, you should know that you are not the only one. According to the Forums group, September, along with January, is how more subscriptions to gyms are registered. Although many start life “in shape” in a month of new ends, more than half give up after a few weeks.
If you do not want to be part of this faction that gives up its project of achieving a healthy and slim body, you must give your body (and mind) time to adapt to the new routines. There are a few tricks that won’t fail and that will help make your round (or start) that much more manageable. Note! We assure you that the return will be much more bearable.
#1. Be Patient
You can’t expect to get rid of your bad habits in just a few days. The changes in your body are progressive, and, as with all new routines, you will need a period of adaptation. Numerous scientific studies, such as the one published by MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), confirm that it takes 21 days to develop a new habit and about 3 months for others to notice the change while dieting or exercising. So now you know, don’t despair and don’t pretend you’ll get results in a week.
#2. Make a Calendar
When you organize and plan the days you go to the gym and the types of exercises you will do, it will be easier for you to follow the routine without skipping it. Be flexible, especially in the beginning, and expect to skip a workout. The best way to avoid boredom is to combine different exercises and combine cardio and strength. “Start with 3 or 2 sessions a week. If you find that your body absorbs them well, you can introduce a few more days of training,” explains Gemi Osorio, fitness technician at the O2 Wellness Center.
#3. Don’t Push Yourself too Hard
It is normal to be in bad shape for the first few days, and if you start to perform sessions stronger than your body can handle, you most likely do not want to repeat. Try to do the routines in your planning with less weight and reps and gradually increase. In this way, you will get your body used to new tasks.
#4.Renew your Kit
There is nothing more motivating than changing your wardrobe to go back to the gym. Gone are the propaganda t-shirts and worn tights! The “fitness” fashion is continuously changing, and there is nothing like feeling beautiful and comfortable to exercise with more enthusiasm. Don’t forget to buy breathable, quick-drying clothing, so it’s always ready when you want to wear it.
If you set goals at work, you should also set goals while exercising. Psychologists say that it is much easier to get there when you have a clear motivation. Think about what you want to achieve with your training and what parts of the body you want to improve, and do not hesitate to consult a specialist or technician from your gym to help you with your sessions.
#6.Explore New Routines
Another important reason that exercise is reckless is boredom. Once you find a sport that you enjoy, stop viewing exercise as an obligation. Also, the endorphins (so-called happiness hormones) released during exercise are another reason that will keep you from giving up. Forget about prejudice and try group classes, even those you don’t notice, because you never know if they will surprise you. I haven’t heard that you won’t know if you like it and then apply it to sport if you don’t try it.
Experts like Manuel Rodríguez, personal trainer at 02 Centro Wellness, already say: “Exercise improves your health, develops your basic physical skills, and gives you commitment and confidence in yourself.” Take a little time, and you will notice the changes.