Avoid Becoming A Fitness Vagrant
Exercise is part of a healthy lifestyle. It is good for the body in general, keeps you active, and in shape. So I ask you, WHY exactly do you workout? For most of you the answer will be crystal clear. Some people have no idea why they even entertain the idea of fitness. This is a problem. Without a goal, it is much easier to give up when an exercise gets to tough, a bike trail has an incline, or a run is too long. Without purpose, there is no reason to try.
What you want to avoid is getting trapped in that fitness void. The thought process is usually, “I know that I need to exercise, so I’ll get a membership to a gym and start to workout”. This ultimately turns into a waste of time and money. Many of us realize that we need to become physically active and jump into it without a plan. Without focus there are no results.
Without aim you may also be in danger of becoming a fitness vagrant. You may try different exercises everyday and genuinely give it the ‘ol college try, but see no results. This can lead you to think that you are not suited to a life of fitness because you see little to no results. Having some kind of workout design can eliminate your chance of being a fitness vagrant.
Any goal is a good goal to become fit. Some people say they want a “beach body” and when we hear that used as a reason to workout we usually laugh. In reality, that is a goal in which people will work towards. Others exercise because it is literally the difference between life or death. Even if you wish to maintain the body and level of exercise that you have worked your way up to, that is still a reasonable focal point.
Start by setting small goals for yourself and find exercises that challenge you. Going further on a run than you did last week or doing one more set than you did before are good places to start. Having an objective will pull you out of bed on those rainy days. It will help you say no to that extra slice of cheese cake. Seeing a better version of yourself in your mind can add that extra bit of motivation that you would not find in someone who just wants to start exercising. In any journey you begin you must have some direction…or else you won’t get anywhere.