Health + Wellness: 5 Tips To Help Jumpstart Your Fitness Journey This New Year

The beginning of the year is always a good time to start on that ever-pending fitness journey. Now that everyone seems to be falling ill and contracting the Covid-19 virus is the best time to focus on getting healthier and fitter to help your body ward off illnesses and stay in the best shape you could possibly be.

Of course, setting out a personal fitness goal for the new year is not without its nuisances. Here are a few tips and tricks to help you begin that journey you have always been putting off and, hopefully, assist you in sticking to your goals and finishing strong at the end of the year.

Take small steps

You do not need to do a full exercise routine in a single day. Especially for beginners, it is ideal to start small and stick to simple 5-minute routine you can practice daily. You may opt to start doing 10 squats and 10 jumping jacks in a day and add a few more into your routine until you get the hang of it. You can, then, progress to 30-minute yoga routine until you are finally strong and disciplined enough to start doing longer and more complicated routines.

Invest on quality work out clothes

Keep an eye out for good-quality work out clothes. They will not only provide utmost comfort as you go through your exercise sequence, but will also give you an extra inspiration to tackle your fitness goal for the day. You might want to consider adding article of clothings like quick-drying tops, sports bra, and bombshell leggings to help spruce up your practice. This will not only entice you to work out even more, but will also provide for Instagrammable poses and routines, should you wish to document your journey by posting them on your social media pages.

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letters that i’ll never send 01: dear weightgain

Dear bulging mid-section + unwanted extra pounds,

I know I have been in a semi-sedentary lifestyle of late, + coupled it with a monstrous appetite, thus the unexplainable weight gain + the unsightly bulging (looks like am 4 months pregnant) tummy! I also know that to keep you at bay, I have to move my overweight body around a bit more + shake off the flab! Oftentimes, I am just way too lazy to begin stretching + do some yoga poses, other times, I just do not have the energy left to do it or the time in the world to insert in into my already full-to-the-brim day-to-day schedule. More often, I am just looking for excuses + alibis to put it off.

But, I have been looking at myself more often lately + the mid-section is simply too big to miss + I must admit, it is a little bit disturbing. Okay, very disturbing! I wish I can wish all the bulge off! I hope I can muster enough energy to move around and lose you or somehow manage to keep the appetite to a minimum…

But, in the meantime, maybe as a little birthday gift to me, would you mind keeping yourself in check + stop getting bigger + bigger by the day? I’d really appreciate it, + am sure my pants + my shirts will also appreciate the gesture. Thanks 🙂

~ From the fat mum who is just to lazy to work out or go on diet

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