Making decisions to feel better has never been a piece of cake, especially when it’s about our body. Comparing yourself to all these fitguys with an “ideal” body and a kind of “perfect” lifestyle makes perhaps changes effortless, but there are few things that you should know before adding fitness in your life.
It will be harder than you think.
It will burn, it will hurt and you’ll ask to yourself why you’ve started that as you are not able to do this f*cking mountain climbing for 30 seconds.
But I’m sorry, there is no secret. This is the sad truth of exercise. If it’s doesn’t hurt, it’s because you start to be stronger so you need something harder!
You need some rest.
This is a point that I still find difficult to understand. But you need to rest, your body needs it and even your mind. In this way, you’ll refuel yourself but also, you’ll give time to your body to recover from your last workouts. Over exercising means muscles and joints overused so risk of injuries.
Between one or two day off to recover from you last training and being obliged to rest for a week or two because injuries, I think the choice is done.
Sore muscles will be a part of your life. (like a lot)
Sore muscles for a week but when it’s gone, it starts again? Babe, right in the target! But trust me, one day you will enjoy it…
You won’t be on point every time.
Another point that I keep struggling with. When you want to do your best and when you have specific goals, you just want to be on point every time but that won’t happen. You are a human, not a machine. And sometimes, it’s good to do a step back for a day, using lighter weights and doing less exercises. World won’t change if you decrease the difficulty for a day!
More you progress, less you’re satisfied. (good luck with that)
This one, oh boy, this one. I realized that when I started to take picture of myself to check my progress (or not) and even if I can see all changes I have done so far, I always want to be better and reach more goals than I was supposed to reach at the beginning.
It’s always good to challenge yourself, right? Once you start doing sport, you can’t get enough so you want more. But please, balance yourself, balance your goals and be SMART.
Full love – Roxie