The hardest part of getting into shape and burning fat is getting started. I have written this blog to help people burn fat and get fit for beginners. Everyone on the planet wants to look better, feel better, and overall be a better person. The benefits of working out should be felt by everyone around the world, but as most have come to find out, working out is not as easy as many seem to make it out to be. Here are some tips to getting started and keeping up with your fitness goals to burn fat and gain muscle
Rome was not built in one day, and thinking that in a few days your fitness goals are going to be accomplished is simply unachievable. If at the end of the week you jump on the scale and you have not lost a pound, don’t get down on yourself, it may take more than a couple weeks to see some results. Try to remember what you had done up until then and visualize how much your body will change if you keep working at it. If you stay positive you are on your way feeling great and burn fat.
2. Pace yourself
Too many people go too hard the first week in the gym and leave feeling sore and down right exhausted. Think of your workouts as a marathon not a sprint. Keep in mind that you should build up to a certain tolerance. Start out walking/jogging a mile, then after a week try doing another block. If you keep up that progression, after a month you would be up to 1.5 miles.
3. Don’t be ashamed at the gym
Don’t be afraid to use certain weights or machines because you saw someone using it with a heavy amount of weight on it. You are there to achieve your fitness goals, not to feel afraid of what people might think of you for using the only medicine ball in the gym, or using the bench press with only 10 pound weights on the side. In the gym, it’s all about you, do not worry about what other people think. Soon enough you will be able to do what they do, if you keep it up
4. Have a schedule
It’s hard to accomplish what you want to do at the gym if you don’t know what you want to do. Look up workouts on the internet, write down a plan for the gym. Write down the amount of time you want to work on a certain machine or with a certain free weight. Nothing is worse than going into a situation unprepared. Have confidence in the gym, make it seem like you know what you are doing. If you give yourself direction you will be able to maximize your time in the gym by not wasting it figuring out what to do next.
5. Have fun, ask questions, be friendly
Everyone at the gym is trying to achieve something, get bigger, lose weight, get stronger, so everyone there is willing to help you if you don’t know how a certain machine or lift is done properly. Asking for help is one way to become friends with people at the gym. When you are in the gym, don’t think of it as a death sentence, think of it as your own personal time to get yourself better. No excuses, this is your time to do something about your life.