Most gyms or fitness centres have online sign ups. A couple of clicks and you’re good to go! But that’s the easy part. The hard part is walking through the door.
Without question getting started is very difficult. I struggled with this for years, but to have any success I had to make a decision and get serious. For me the mornings were the most difficult. 5:30 came early. The alarm would go off and I would try to talk myself out of going. I had a lot of excuses. I’m too tired or my knee hurts or I have a headache. The list goes on. Fortunately I had an amazing trainer who would send me a text – where are you? – or an angry cat gif on my Facebook when I didn’t show up!
This support was critical for me at the beginning. I eventually got my mornings under control and found my biggest encouragement actually came from this early morning class. There was only about 5 of us which allowed for more one-on-one with the instructor, and one of the ladies was eight months pregnant! Talk about inspiring.
For me the biggest thing was finding a group where I felt comfortable. I like this one because it usually has a large group of people at various levels of fitness. It doesn’t exclude anyone and I don’t feel left in the dust. We are like a big family – we laugh, we joke, and we egg each other on. Believe it or not we even bicker about little things. I wouldn’t trade these classes for anything. Over the past eight months some people have moved on and we have welcomed new people. The challenges are always going to be there. Find the right class and get into a routine. You got this!
“The purpose of training is to tighten up the slack, toughen the body, and polish the spirit”. —- Morihei Ueshiba
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