Faith & Fitness
So you’ve decided to start a strict workout routine. Congratulations! You have started on the path to improving your body and your life in one of the best ways possible. But as many can attest, the hardest part of a workout regimen isn’t the workouts, it’s sticking to your daily routines and going full out at all times. So what is the key to staying motivated? Well, just as it is important to remain faithful to your routine, you can find your strength in your spiritual faith.
Just as your faith is unwavering and a part of who you are, make your workouts a fact of your life. You wouldn’t miss out on doing something like setting time to go shopping or brushing your hair every morning. With enough persistence, working out can become just as fun as that shopping trip you planned, and also less expensive!
Working out is made easier and more routine if you designate a time and place to really focus on you and your workouts! Similar to going to church to get in touch with your spirituality and exercise your faith, pick a spot in your house and designate it as your “me space” to really get into your workouts. Of course, if you can afford to spend the money and time to hit up the gym, by all means do so! However, don’t use not having a membership as an excuse to "forget" a workout! There is always a time and a place for you to get that workout in!
Make your workouts personal. Your spiritual faith is one of the most personal aspects that make you, you! So bring that same level of personalization into your workout. Take what pre-orchestrated workouts you can find on the internet or in workout videos and customize them to your level of experience! If you have more experience with hitting the gym and you have the techniques down, bump out your workouts or mix and match various exercises. If you are new to the workout scene and still getting your feet square underneath you (literally and figuratively) try a couple of different workouts and test your limits! Just remember to keep pushing a little harder every time to see the results you want.
Our last tip for you is to find a buddy you can enjoy your workouts with. It is proven that working out with a partner is the biggest motivator for people just starting to workout. This is a wonderful thing you can put into practice in various ways! One of the most rewarding things in life is finding a friend to share your faith with. Someone who can relate to you on a personal level who shares similar ideals. Find this kind of connection in your workout buddies as well! Get fit with someone who is looking to share in your workouts and get the same fitness results If you are both aiming to improve your overall health and lead happier, healthier lives, then you are off to a great start!
Faith and fitness may seem like two entirely different entities, but in practice, they aren’t all that different! Give these faith and fitness tips a try and let us know how your improvements are going! We love to hear about your growing strength in body and soul! Happy training!
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