For most people, working out is a hard habit to start. It is a commitment you have to make to yourself to do, and it can be a tough one to maintain. For some people, not working out has to do with a lack of confidence. I wanted to share some tips to help people who may feel a bit apprehensive about starting a workout routine.
Do your research
Before you start any workout, you should know what is involved in the routine you are about to try. A talk with your physician will let you know what types of workouts are best for you to start doing and at what level you should be doing them. After this consultation, you can look online at certain workout regiments so you are able to see what moves are involved so you can feel better about what you can expect to be doing, and even try them out for yourself in the comfort of your own home.
Speak with a personal trainer
Never stepped into a gym before? Make an appointment with a personal trainer! You can speak to them about the concerns you have about any workout you would like to try. They would be able to tell you how to safely use the equipment involved in a particular workout, or instruct you in performing specific moves. Personal trainers are also available to work with you one-on-one at a gym or from the privacy of your own home so you are more comfortable with sticking to getting fit for yourself!
Wear clothes that you are comfortable in
Fashion isn’t everything! Just because you see certain celebrities sporting elaborate outfits to accomplish their fitness goals, does not mean it is right for everyone to wear. Fancy workout wear is not necessary to achieving your workout goals. All you have to do is to be mindful of the environment you will be working out in. If you are indoors, comfortable, breathable clothing is all that is necessary to begin your fitness journey. When going outdoors make sure you are dressed well for the weather you will be in, and you will feel great throughout your workout.
Know you are not alone
For some people, Adult Incontinence, or AI, stops many people from achieving their workout goals. Some people are ashamed of this condition, and are afraid of others seeing their AI protective product would show through their clothing, or they will leak in mid-workout mode. Quick fact: 88% of Canadian women under the age of 55 and 74% of Canadian women 55+ felt a product that protected from AI leaks and was more discreet to wear would help then be more socially active. Check out this graphic for more tidbits of information about women suffering from AI.
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Grab a buddy along for the ride
Having a workout partner you are comfortable around and trust is a great confidence booster! Not only will this person be going through the same fitness routine with you, they understand the troubles you may be going through, and will help keep you on track to continue your workouts! Your workout buddy can also help you out at the gym to be your spotter, someone to help you reach your next goal or your reason to laugh and have fun while getting in shape. I do this with my friend who has AI while we jog on the pathways around Ottawa, and we push each other to be better while having a great time together!
The journey of gaining more confidence where working out is concerned begins with taking a step to want to start. Once you have decided to take this step, it is that much easier to feel more confident about starting to workout. I hope that these tips help to make the jump to start doing something good for yourself.
I created this blog post as a paid ambassador Always Discreet. All opinions and advice are my own and I only work with companies I genuinely love/have used prior to being contacted.