Ever since the pandemic hit the world, many people went into isolation seeking protection for themselves and their loved ones.
Apart from enjoying the comfort of home, people also developed social media addiction, with most of their time is spent on social media scrolling through apps, looking for something that might entertain us during this time.
However, now that everything’s opening up again and summer being just around the corner, regret looms at large for all the time spent watching movies and eating snacks. The pressure is on for having the best summer body for parties and beach trips. At this point, you might even start thinking about the miserable hours of working out it will require to achieve that goal.
This unhealthy relationship with exercise is dangerous and is seriously damaging to health and well-being so, we are going to help you create an exercise routine that you truly enjoy.
Which type of exercise is your favorite?
The first step is to know what you like and enjoy doing – for instance, some people love water, and they tend to enjoy swimming a lot, some people enjoy cycling and so on.
Similarly, you would have something that gets you pumped up and makes you feel alive. With all this time on your hands, take it as an opportunity to explore what you enjoy the most and use it to help you get back on your exercise routine.
What are your focus points?
Before you jump on the treadmill trying to achieve that model-like body figure, you need to ask yourself what your body wants. Do you lack upper body strength? Or do you feel like you’ve lost your muscle mass from months of sitting idly?
Do you need to focus on rebuilding your stamina because you feel out of breath quickly, or do you need an intense cardio session to boost you? These are the questions you need to ask yourself to create an exercise routine that you enjoy and can benefit from.
How can you motivate yourself?
Falling from the track is fairly easy; you need to keep going even after you stop seeing the desired results. This is time you need to give yourself a pep talk and motivate yourself with positive words.
You can manifest it by just believing it. You need to assure yourself that the weighing scale doesn’t matter, what matters is the feeling you get, the additional health benefits, and the confidence you gain along the way.
Getting in shape is a great goal to chase after, but it shouldn’t take over your mind and make you feel bad about yourself. You are beautiful, just the way you are.