Begin-Anywhere-How-to-Start-Working-Out-Contender-CrossFitIf you’ve been thinking about getting back into working out, what’s holding you back? It’s possible that you’re waiting for the right time.

But the truth is, there is no perfect time to start working out. You can begin anywhere, anytime. No matter what your current fitness level is or how long it’s been since you last worked out, now is just as good a time as tomorrow.

If you’re wondering how to start working out, here are a few things to keep in mind:

Stay focused on yourself.

It’s hard to work out around others and not compare yourself to them. Try to remind yourself that we all have different fitness goals. And where you are on your journey is unique to you. Stay focused on yourself and your own individual progress.

Start slow and manage your expectations.

It can be exciting to start working out again! As you’re getting started again, try to hold back so that you’re able to start slow. Over time as you build a workout routine, begin to gradually ramp up your workout frequency and intensity. Manage your expectations and give your body a chance to adjust to your training.

Keep a fitness log or journal.

Keeping a fitness journal or logging your workouts is a great way to keep track of your progress. When you’re first getting started, you might feel overwhelmed, excited, nervous, disappointed, or a combination of everything. Tracking your workouts can add some structure to your routine, and your journal can help you see your progress over time.

Begin wherever you are on your fitness journey at Contender! We offer excellent programming, coaching, and above all, a supportive community. To learn more about the programs we’re currently offering at Contender CrossFit and Contender WhiteCap in Corpus Christi, contact us today.