How to Start Your 2023 Fitness Journey Today
If you didn’t make it to the gym on January 1st, that’s okay, you’re not alone. I’m here to tell you my motto of today: It’s Not Too Late To Start Today.
Two years ago, I started going to the gym, and it wasn’t on January 1st like most people. I didn’t have a plan and had no idea what I was doing. I was going twice a week, doing cardio for half of it, at an all-girls gym. Once I tried weight lifting for the whole workout, I loved it, and wanted to keep going. Suddenly I was creating my own workout split and going 4-5 times a week.
If you don’t know where to start, take it slow! You want to hit every muscle group but it’s okay to group them together. I started with one arm day and one leg day, and I tried a little bit of everything from shoulder presses and bicep curls to lunges and squats. Once you get more comfortable, you can start going 3 days a week, and perhaps add in a full-body day. Over time, you may want to go 4-6 days a week, and separating the muscle groups for better growth and recovery for your body. A popular workout split for most beginners is the push-pull legs split, or some variation. A push workout consists of chest, shoulders and triceps, and a pull workout consists of back and biceps. This is a simple and standard way to break up your muscle groups into different days, but you can do whatever you want! Additionally, if you enjoy cardio, you can incorporate that into its own day, such as cardio and core. Here’s a post about what I do at the gym, though check in for an updated workout split soon!
Sometimes you have to take the leap to figure out what you like. If weightlifting isn’t for you, that’s okay too! Hot yoga, pilates, running and walking are all activities I once enjoyed, some of which I still do. Another important thing is take your time to get comfortable and gain confidence and motivation. Check out my post here where I talk about dealing with shyness at the gym.
Just because you didn’t start on January 1st, doesn’t mean you can’t start now. Start that free trial at your local gym, and start working on yourself in 2023!
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