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Incremental gains

I realised a long time ago now that many people are put off from starting workout routines because they don’t feel like they have the time to commit to them. I also realised that many people that are doing workout routines are doing the same things over and over with no thought to progression, development, form, breathing or actual long term benefit. If you’ve got a really busy schedule I get that you might feel like you’ll struggle to fit in a workout three or four times a week. However, the truth is simple and here it is. Working out for a very small amount of time is better for you than not working out at all. No rocket science there I’m sure you agree. So why do we insist in living within the constraints of chunks of time? Generally I find that if people don’t have an hour to throw at something exercise related, they won’t do anything over doing something. So when it comes to exercise, it’s important that we let go of this all-or-nothing mentality that stops us from getting started. For example, even if you only did 10 press ups every day you would start to see a difference in your physique over time, compared to not doing any press ups. It’s better to do a workout than no workout at all. If you are hesitating on getting started on the road to fitness because you are thinking, “If I can’t do it 100%, what’s the point of doing it?” then it’s time to change your mindset. Just get started and commit as much time as you can, even if it’s only doing a 5 minute workout at home every day. As long as you do something that is better than nothing and you will be moving in the right direction. Plus, you will always feel better after your workout even if it was a small one and you will not regret making the choice to exercise. You’ll burn calories (if that’s your motivator) and you will put yourself in a healthier and more motivated mindset (if that’s your motivator) for the rest of the day. I guarantee it. The hardest part of improving your fitness is getting started. That is a fact in my opinion. Once you start to do small workouts you will get past that first step. If you can’t do a full workout, just do a short one. If you can’t run for 10 minutes, run for 5. The great thing about this is that humans are creatures of habit and soon your habit of working out, even though it is small, will start to become second nature. One healthy choice will lead to another and you will find yourself wanting to squeeze in more workouts, eat better food and make other small changes in your lifestyle that will have you feeling and looking better. So why not get start by doing something today? It’s better than nothing and you will be glad you did. Where you go from there I will jump on next week. so for now, Happy New Year all and see you in 2019 xx JR ❤️ #LookAfterYourBody

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