Even if you want to get fit, there might be a few reasons that you haven’t quite got around to it yet. Read on for some possible reasons why not – and how you can get over them…
A Lack Of Time
A lot of us are suffering from a chronic lack of time. We live in an extremely busy world – we balance full time jobs with long commutes, busy social lives, healthy relationships and marriages, our parents’ needs as they get older, and of course our own children. So when we do get some free time, we don’t want to spend it at Cross Fit.
If that’s the case for you, it could be time to start figuring out what exactly your priorities are – maybe you could get up a little earlier to do half an hour of yoga in the morning, or you need to talk to your partner so that you get a free evening from childcare to go to a zumba class.
If you have old injuries then you might feel reticent to get back into fitness. Spinning can hurt your knees, you might have old shin splints from too much running, you might even have old injuries from team sports that you really don’t want to end up reliving.
If that’s an issue for you, then it’s time to find something that works for you – if you have painful knees, try swimming, where the water will support your joints and make sure that you don’t get too sore. You should also talk to your doctor – the best shoulder surgeons will alleviate the shoulder pain you get from playing tennis, and they might be able to figure out the cause of that persistent back pain that stops you doing everything you want.
For a lot of us, motivation can be a problem – who wants to spend ages on an exercise bike when you could be watching your favorite TV show or hanging out with your friends? If that’s an issue for you, it’s time to find a sport or way of exercising that you actually enjoy.
You might hate treadmills but love running in the countryside and enjoying the views. Traditional gyms aren’t for everyone but as soon as you find what you love, you’ll be much more motivated to get off that couch and get fit.
A Lack Of Confidence
Finally, not everyone feels confident enough about themselves to walk into a gym and start lifting weights. If you’re a little overweight and out of shape and worried about it, you need to remember that everyone at a gym has been there at some point – it isn’t where you are now, it’s the journey that you’re about to embark on that matters.
Get good quality gym wear so that you feel comfortable in it such as good footwear and a supportive sports bra for women, and make sure that you get someone to show you around the gym and explain what the machines all do before you get started. Good luck!