I’m trying to go slowly into my exercices and doing some breathing exercises like Wim Hof Method to get myself out of my head. It’s all about being out of your head, back into your body.
Keep thinking positively throughout and tell yourself you LOVE working out, that you're GOOD at it and get competitive with that voice in your head who says "let's just stop, this doesn't feel good".
Best thing to do is visualise yourself doing the exercise and enjoying it, before you start.
Set yourself an easy target, like "I'll just do 2mins of exercise – that's easy!"
Those 2mins will fly by, and once you're actually exercising you'll find it easier to extend that to 5, 10, 20 etc.
But as long as you get SOMETHING done, you've done well. Beating yourself up does nothing but de-motivate you, so celebrate every tiny win and praise yourself for them.
Most of exercise is a mental battle, ironically.
I use different exercises with little or no weight, combining them in sets of 3+ with the highest number of repetitions.
But in general, functional training is a good way to make exercise attractive while gaining new skills, regain important functions, and unknowingly lose a few pounds (or fat). I could say that is a fun and quality way to reshape the body.
I can have a lot of fun for hours just me and rolling a 20lb medicine ball around on the floor doing so many things.
but that's me: i have a backyard, not everyone has one of those; so point.being your approach shpuld be fun, like playing imagination games from your inner child "layer" of ypur psyche, that little core you should be having fun.
i recommend a basketball and an open court and a piece of chalk and an open mind do make up some silly game
So I set up a goal for myself. I want to be as flexible as the model I saw in the yoga apps, especially in the lower back and hamstrings. Then I switched to a program that stretches and holds a pose for a longer time and focused on hamstrings, to begin with. I kept close attention to the my flexibility to search for signs of improvement. And within days, the flexibility improved. I am still working on hamstrings now and feel exciting about the progress.
I think setting a goal is important to keep any exercises. The goal will keep me correcting myself, seek improvement, and move on day after day rather than just consider it something nice to do but no immediate personal benefit.
Hope this help and good luck!
- Can you recommend a 30 minute exercise program for everyday use?
- What is your favorite exercise and how early do you like to wake up before you go to work?
- What do you find to be the best time of day to fit in exercise as a working person?
- How do you stay motivated to exercise in the mornings and how do you celebrate?
- How do you vary your workouts so that you build all types of fitness and not just overdo one aspect such as too much cardio and not enough strength or flexibility or vice versa?
- How do you make your exercise fun?
- How do you motivate yourself to exercise when you are tired?
- I have trouble prioritizing so that exercise doesn’t get missed. What have you found to be helpful for getting exercise in every day?
- Should you exercise before you eat or after? The habits when you first start go from water to healthy breakfast then exercise. I don’t remember seeing anything that suggested exercise after water then eating a good breakfast, but that’s what I’ve been doing because it makes more sense to me.
- What type of exercise routine are you following?