Have you ever wondered why some people manage to pull out their fitness regime despite having a challenging work schedule and stressful lifestyle? Sayuri Dalvi, the Mumbai Captain of Adidas Runners leads the way showing you how to turn to fitness this year.
Here are a few simple steps she offers to help you start:
Just go out and start: Keep your reason for starting very fundamental. I need to get fit and need to start. The easiest you can do is go for a 20-minute brisk walk. If you find that boring, start off by listening to music while you are at it. It will keep you from not quitting out of boredom.
Maintain a weekly log: Planning a schedule always helps. Make a training log for the entire week on a Sunday evening, so you know where you stand in comparison to your previous weeks. Also jotting the journal down will help you know your monthly achievements. Celebrate those.
Don’t be hard on yourself: Be kind on your body. Sweat out or go home, such mantras are passé. You can’t have the same level of willpower and motivation every single day you wake up. It’s alright. Listen to the signals the body gives. Learn to rest.
Find a purpose and make it a habit: Look at the bigger and better picture. When you start getting compliments at work for your fit self or when you start fitting into your small sized clothes, it’s an incentive to stick to it. Think of sustainable ways of keeping continuity. Bring in physical activity into your daily routine like taking the steps instead of the elevator, using a cycle instead of driving down, walking down to the grocery store instead of using a vehicle.
Start watching your food: Getting a fit lifestyle is a complete package. If you are resorting to eating healthy, you might as well refrain from exercising. You are what you eat, a universal quote has a bearing nothing can challenge. So if you are watching your diet while staying fit, you are being unfair to your body.
Join a group: Become a part of a running group or a community where in there will be like-minded people, like you who can stay connected to inspire each other. A group run will not only help you push your own boundaries but will help not skipping a run if you were to do it by yourself.