One of the best things you can do for yourself is to focus on your fitness. Getting more fit can improve so many areas of your life, from helping your heart to be more healthy, through to improving your energy levels and ensuring you feel your best in your clothes. In general, getting fit is a process that is probably going to take quite a few months, or even years for you to really reach your potential. But there are a few habits you can implement to jump start your fitness journey. Keep reading to learn my top 4 tips for getting fit quickly.
1. Make Exercise Fun
The best thing you can do to dramatically improve your fitness, is to find a hobby you love that gets you fit. If you’re doing something that you love that involves moving your body, exercise will feel effortless. Why not buy a set of Badminton Rackets and start playing with your best friend every weekend. Or you can sign up to a yoga gym and enjoy yoga classes each week. Even going on a long walk with a friend and chatting along the way can be a great form of exercise. Making exercise fun will ensure it becomes a regular part of your routine and you’ll almost forget you’re working on it.
2. Commit Financially or Socially
I find that having plans with a friend that involves fitness, makes it much harder not to show up. If you’ve told someone you’ll meet them at a workout class on Monday, it’s a lot harder to not show up than if you’ve just made that commitment to yourself. Having an accountability buddy helps ensure that you stay true to any fitness goals you have. If you don’t have a friend you want to work out with, financially investing in fitness can also be a good motivation, such as buying new work out clothes or putting money down for a gym membership.
3. Be More Active in Your Commutes
Do you commute to work or university? This can be a great opportunity to add in exercise. Why not change taking your car, for riding a bike or using Stunt Scooters? It doesn’t have to be every day, but even a couple of times a week when the weather is good can make a huge difference to your fitness levels. Depending on where you live, and how far the commute is, it may not even feel like a big deal making the change. If you’re further away, it could be good to do a combination of public transport or using your car and then commuting some of the way!
4. Don’t Skip Your Diet
As they say, you are what you eat and if you’re constantly putting low value and low value food into your body, how can you expect to reach your peak? If you’d like to lose some weight, then it can be worthwhile looking at how you can reduce your calories or increase the nutritional value of the foods you eat. You may want to consider doing a more restrictive diet like the Whole30 diet to see what foods trigger and inflame your body.
Being a more fit version of yourself will have a lot of positive benefits that will flow into many areas of your life. Hopefully these four suggestions inspire you to get started on your new fitness journey.