At any stage in your training you're going to experience a degree of 'hurt' because you're pushing your body in a way that it's not used to. For those of you that have been training for a while now will remember the first week you had in the gym, the aches and pains just getting in and out of bed was enough to put you off from doing it right? However, look at where you are now and look back at where you have come from, pretty awesome isn't it to see the progress. This all happens because you didn't quit and give up on what you wanted, which is why this post goes out to all the newbies about to embark on the same journey as you. Here are some basic tips that should hopefully keep you motivated and fired up to reach your goal
Starting Is Progress
In my opinion the most important step is actually starting something as opposed to continuously talking about it and never making the start. I'm sure we have all been there at some point where we talk about doing something rather than actually getting up off our backside and putting the talk into action. The key thing to remember is that starting is the biggest and hardest step when wanting to make changes in your life, the initial start can be put off for months and months. Usually, the new year signifies change for most people and this is when some of you will look to change your physical appearance. If you're looking to make a change in the way you look and feel, now is the right time!
It will come as a shock to you if you think this goal is going to be easy because it won't be and I'm sure those of you reading this who have been doing it for a while will agree with me. If you make sure you are mentally ready you will grasp what it truly takes to meet your end goal, I say this because many quit as soon as it gets too hard for them. Please note, losing weight, gaining muscle, being fitter all takes time and effort which is demanding of your body. As long as you're ready to work hard you will be all set to achieve your goal...
We All Start At The Bottom
The final important thing to remember is that every champion was someone just like you, starting out. Some mornings or evenings you are going to be too tired to workout and on other days you will want to eat rubbish which is not usually in your diet. A great piece of advice I can give you is to listen to your body and give it enough rest if you're working really hard. Although I mention above that you need to put in 100% effort all the time, equally you need to make sure you give your body enough rest. There is a fine line but once you get started and stuck into your routine, you will soon realise when you can train and when not too.
Don't give up, keep going and you will achieve your goal!!