You want to change your life and start a new fitness journey. Of course you do, but why haven’t you started yet? Are you waiting for the perfect time when work is slow, when your kids’ schedules clear up, or when your in shape enough to join a gym? Here, I’m going to talk about why waiting will never work out and starting now is your best plan. Start now and make 2015 your best year yet!

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Follow these quick tips to help get you started today:

  • Revise your expectations. Realize that there is no perfect time and there never will be. There will always be events, busy schedules, and other road blocks in your way. Being able to overcome those roadblocks will increase your motivation and give you strength to keep on moving!
  • Carve out time, even if it’s imperfect. Nobody will give that time to you. You’ll need to take it. Just like a meeting at work is important and could possibly get you fired if it is missed, make working out just as important! A great workout is an appointment with yourself to increase your health and reduce stress.
  • Just start. Find the smallest possible thing you can do right now, in the next 5 minutes, and do it. Now you’ve started! From there, take every little positive action and create a snowball of action. The more you do, the bigger the snowball gets and the more momentum you gain towards your goal.
  • Do something, anything. Action is a “vote” in favor of a different, healthier, fitter life. Vote early, vote often. People often think the early am workouts are CRAZY, but in reality, those people are setting a priority to their day that health is important. They are voting early in favor of positive changes for their health. Later in they day, they don’t have to fight off the road blocks that might come into play. Did you know we have a 5:30am class??
  • You only have to get through this moment. This moment of starting will be the hardest. Luckily, it won’t last long. The larger that snowball of action gets, your motivation will continue to increase. It is much easier to keep going once you see some change. Make the start, believe in yourself, and continue to push forward.
  • Expect resistance. It’s normal. Push through it. Resistance doesn’t mean this won’t work. It just means you’ve started. Resistance can come in all forms such as from that voice inside yourself to skip that workout, from your family that eating healthy is no fun, or from friends that would rather hang out with you at the bar instead of the gym. Create consistency to ward off resistance and who knows….maybe those people will join you at the gym once they see your results!
  • Get support. Whether it’s a friend or family member, workout buddy, or a coach, find someone to fire up your booster rockets until you can fly on your own. At CrossFit 317, we thrive on support! Not only are our coaches there for you 100% in every aspect, but our community will provide support and accountability from the moment you step into the gym. We are here for you to succeed!

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Use any of these quick tips to help you start now and you’ll be amazed at how quickly you create momentum and achieve your goals!  

If you’d like to learn more about getting started now, sign up for a NO SWEAT intro session with a CrossFit 317 coach.  You’ll walk away with more great information and a plan to help you get started NOW.  Call CrossFit 317 @ 317-858-5090 to schedule your intro session today! 

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