Tip 1: GET STARTED
Get yourself a trainer even for half an hour a week so you can get some idea of how to train properly. Just start being active and take immediate action. Walk, skip, run, or hop, but just do something. Most aches and pain are caused by people’s lack of action, not because of their action.
Tip 2: MAKE SURE YOU HAVE FUN
Tell your trainer not to get overexcited and kill you in the first session. You will get scared off and probably find the energy to run home as fast as you can and never return. Push your body past the comfort zone, but remember that everything in life is progression.
Tip 3: MUSIC
Music is great when training. Listen to something upbeat or that pumps you up.
Tip 4: MIND ON YOUR MUSCLE
If you focus your mind on the particular muscle you are training during the exercise, it is triggered far more effectively and hence enhances strength.
Tip 5: THINK BIG
Training time is a great time to think over your success. In your mind, reinforce empowering statement. During jog or walk, repeat the words “I am strong” in your mind the whole way through.
Tip 6: STRAIGHT BACK
Don’t ever sacrifice great posture for heavier weights when lifting of any sort. As soon as you lose your good posture, you lose technique. This means you are not doing the exercise correctly and it increases the chance of injury. This also stands for walking and running. Shoulders should be retracted and chin should be parallel with the ground.
Tip 7: VISION
Set up a compelling vision and don’t lose sight of it. See the body you want, feel being healthy and fit, and consume yourself with its presence right now. Visualize every day and experience the emotions of success, and it will motivate you like mad. Embrace it as a reality, get excited and go and get it.