1. Start somewhere!
If you are new to training or exercising, then it is important to set measurable and realistic goals. It is hard to jump from no regular exercise to training for two hours every day of the week. But it is much more feasible to start with just 30 minutes three times a week. Also, increase the intensity of your workout incrementally. You might not be able to do inclined running or lift 235 lbs right away, but you can start with jogging or lift lighter weights and then work your way up. Starting small will help to build your confidence and protect you from injuries.
2. Have a training plan!
It is important to have a training plan that suits your schedule and matches you fitness level. Also, don’t forget to add variation to your workout plan. For example, if you plan to work out four days a week to prepare yourself for the Lord’s Gym Mud Run, rather than doing the same routine every time, you can have one day of the week be Cardio day, one day as Leg Day, one day to train your arms, and one day for your core. Having variation in your training plan will make it more interesting, and also give your muscles time to rest and build. What’s your next step? Stick to your training plan!
3. Have a training buddy (or buddies)!
We all have times in our training when we lack motivation or feel stuck. This is why having a training buddy (or buddies) who can support you and encourage you during such times is important! They can hold you accountable on the days you just want to be a couch potato. Many of our Lord’s Gym Members of the Months told us that t