Avoid These 3 Fitness Myths and Have Fun Instead
When most of our clients decide to take control of their health and to workout, they don’t know exactly where to start. If this is you, don’t worry. It’s normal. Most of our best success stories were clients in the same boat as you’re in right now.
They ask themselves all the typical questions:
Where do I start?
Is it even worth it to try?
How many hours a week do I have to do this for?
Should I jump into an intense workout routine?
Should I spend weeks on Google looking up all the physical fitness "experts" for answers?
I can’t tell you how many times these questions come up.
In fact, there were plenty of times where I felt like I was about to go crazy trying to sort this stuff out when I first started. I know what it’s like to tell yourself this will never work and being unhealthy is something that you’re going to have to accept and live with. But that’s not true!
The main reason this happens is a lack of knowledge of what to do; this is what I want to help you with today.
Here are three common fitness myths that I’d like to put to rest so you can have fun and start to see results.
Myth #1: You should jump into an intense workout routine right away
This myth is all over the place these days, but you need to avoid it. I bought into these myself so don't feel bad.
The truth is that this approach rarely works because your body wasn't capable of handling the physical abuse.
This may be a bit of a surprise, or perhaps you already knew this, either way, it’s good to be reminded of this.
Myth #2: Google all the physical fitness gurus
Let's talk about our best friend and worst enemy when it comes to getting in shape – Google.
Now, you may have found us through Google, so it's not all bad. However, there's so much misinformation out there you are probably very confused. I don't blame you.
For every expert on Google, there are thousands of pseudo-experts and downright hacks.
Good news: you've found one of the good folks : )
I have been a health and fitness expert for over 15 years and helped thousands of people change their lives. I'm saying this not to brag, but to put your mind at ease.
Information overload leads to inaction, and you're far better off taking action on one approach rather than continually looking for the "perfect" system or method.
Myth #3: Giving Up Is an Option
There's no way you’re giving up taking your health to new heights.
You're getting closer and closer every single day to what you want. You can't stop digging now because the good stuff is right in front of you.
Let me share the breakthrough that helped me and is helping other exercise enthusiasts as well.
Success centers around avoiding: shiny object syndrome
The desire to jump from new thing to new thing looking for the secret hidden gem that is going to take your health and fitness to new heights.
This was the "ah-ha" moment for me, and everyone I work with says the same thing.
Once you get this down and get used to doing these healthy habits in our weight loss guide on a regular basis, you will be blown away from how different you look and feel on a daily basis. It’s crazy..
Three Tips For To Boost Workout Motivation When It's In the Dumps
It’s no secret that some of us enjoy working out more than others, but that doesn't always make it easy, right?
Every single person I've ever met has gone through rough patches and times where they don’t want to workout and would rather stuff their face in a cheesecake for the rest of eternity.
We both know that’s not going to help you get what you want.
Instead, I want to give you three tips for when your motivation isn’t at an all-time high and what you can do instead
#1. Take it outside
It's not always fun to drag yourself inside a glorified box to workout when it's sunny and beautiful out. Luckily you don't have to.
You can do something fun like go on a hike, play golf, go skiing, play paintball, ride your bike, play basketball, go kayaking, play volleyball, etc.
#2. Join a class
Maybe you don't want to do one of the activities I mentioned above, but you don’t know where to go, or better yet you have no idea how to do it.
Not a problem, join a class or take lessons. Not only will you learn new skills but if you participate in a class or take lessons you’re likely to meet people with similar interests which can lead to workout buddies (which I mention next.)
… boot camp, martial arts, kickboxing, Zumba, surf lessons, tennis lessons, yoga, etc.
#3. Get accountability
Good workout buddies or trainers to keep you accountable are priceless.
They can keep you motivated when you don’t feel like doing anything, come up with new ideas, and prevent you from slacking off. There are a few ways you can get more accountability:
… Hire a personal trainer or coach, find someone with similar interests, connect with people you’ve met in classes, befriend other people doing their own thing in the gym.
There are countless ways to ramp up your motivation and find a form of physical activity that is going to help you reach your health and fitness goals but still allow you to have fun.
In most cases, we just need to explore more options.
Now you know 3 common fitness myths and how to avoid them.
On top of that I broke down a few different ways to incorporate more fun into your life so your transformation is fun and long lasting.
It shouldn’t feel like a tireless job 24/7. Take one of the ideas to get outside, take a class, or to find someone helps keep you more accountable. You’ll be glad you did!
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