Your routine needs that first steps and a few more; it’s all about keeping fit.
so I officially started classes in uni about a month ago and in all the rush of trying to adjust to the school system, I abandoned my fitness routine. In my new year resolutions post published January, one of my resolution was to stick to a fitness routine, so you could say I was feeling a tragic about the whole thing.
During the course of the temporary hostel accommodation, my roommates have been cool. I talked with them and they were all excited about the whole fitness thing. We planned on jogging and we fixed it for saturdays early mornings because it’s a morning free class day for all of us.
For the first two weeks (saturdays) procrastination kicked in and we found excuses not to go. it was pretty funny because every day of the week, we would hype idea of us jogging, tell people about it and on saturday; it’s a different story.
Fortunately last saturday, the spell was broken and we all went jogging early that morning. we started from our hostel all the way to the school’s main gate; back and forth and we spent about 40 minutes. 5am-6am, we decided to go pretty early because we didn’t want anyone to back out. it was pretty fun and we did it again sunday morning
Now when you are about to start a new exercise you are going to get all excited, your adrenaline is all over place and you would push yourself really far you won’t realise. First thing first, if you’re are just starting out make sure to take it slow and easy.
When you start jogging for the very first time, you feel aches. You don’t feel it while jogging most times but hours after the exercise or the next day. Now this can be scary for beginners and the first thing that comes to your mind is to give up. here’s why you shouldn’t;
• Soreness after a good day work out is totally normally especially if you are just starting a new routine or increasing your physical intensity and it’s a sign that your body is adjusting to your physical routine. I did a bit of research on it and its called delay onset musle soreness [DOMS] you read more about it here
• You have a goal. Now when you start a routine, you aim to achieve something so why give up so easily. There’s nothing like determination, with it comes perseverance and with it comes the willingness to go on.
• Plus you don’t have to do it everyday if you are just starting out. Once every two or three days in a week is fine but whatever schedule you decided on for your routine, try as much to keep to it.
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