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I get it. Starting to work out again after a long period of not doing it is super tough. One excuse leads to another, one day turns into a week and next thing you know, you haven’t done any intentional exercise in half a year! A year after the pandemic and here I am needing to start working out again (especially since I can’t blame my inactivity on my gym being closed anymore.) I figured since I needed motivation, so might you, so check out 3 ways to kick start working out again and know that I’m right there with you!
1. Look The Part
I don’t know about ya’ll but when I get fresh workout clothes I feel like I am ready to workout like it’s nobody’s business! There is just something about popping of the tags of new workout clothes that makes me feel like I can take on my fitness goals one rep at a time.
As soon as I heard my gym was opening back up I headed to Walmart.com so that I could get new workout clothes to signify a new lease on staying active consistently. With my Walmart+ membership I was able to purchase what I needed online utilizing free shipping (excludes freight items) and received it 2 days!
Talk about pieces that make me feel motivated! I found workout capris in both solid and fantastic prints. I also snagged a two-pack of tanks that were solid so they can go with any workout bottoms, and some pretty comfortable sports bras! Right when I received my workout gear on my doorstep I was ready to head to the gym.
2. Figure Out What Your Goals Are
We all know that staying active has exponential health benefits, but what are YOUR specific goals. For me, I know that with my job there is a whole lot of sitting in front of a computer. I want to workout to get my heart rate up and to not just be sitting 8 hours a day. Also, summer is here and I want to feel good about how I look in my swimsuit. What about you?
3. Come Up With A Game Plan To Reach Your Goals
Now that you know what the target is, how will you hit it? I started back at the gym this week and I have committed to working out at least 3 times a week for an hour. Maybe for you it’s something more gradual. Maybe you can commit to walking around your neighborhood for 30 minutes for a month and then next month move it up to 45 minutes. Whatever the game plan is, write it down. Make it part of your daily routine as if it is a standing appointment or zoom call that you can not miss!
Getting up and moving is a great place to start when thinking about kick starting working out after a long period of not doing it. Do what you enjoy doing and don’t feel pressure to stick to the gym the whole time. Whether going to a gym or in the comfort of your own home, grab a Walmart+ membership and check out workout clothes and gear that can be shipped to you or delivered to your door for free from your local Walmart store ($35 minimum, restrictions apply).