Staying active and exercising are great ways to boost your mood! Taking the time to invest in your health and fitness can truly transform your overall wellbeing and happiness. Dedicating some time to getting a good workout is sure to help you live your best life, however, there is a balance you need to strike when working out. Check out our tips below to get the most out of your gym regimen so you can look and feel your best.
Break Down Your Routine Into Digestible Goals
A well-rounded routine is broken down into targeted and focused circuits. You may want to consider rotating muscle groups, such as chest, back, and arms one day, and lower-body the next. You can just have a day for cardio as well if you’d like. Whatever you choose, it is important to make sure the goals you set are realistic, manageable, and digestible. It can be tempting to try to hold yourself to too much at once. Don't set the bar unrealistically high, rather put on the brakes and have smart measurable goals. When you make gradual progress you can give yourself a pat on the back, and feel good for reaching milestones on your fitness journey. Be kind to yourself and stay on track.
Try Working Out With Others
If you are tempted to work out solo, you can switch things up by working out with other gym-goers. Check out fun group programs like Functional Fitnes Interval Training (F.F.I.T.). These types of programs are fun and fast paced. Working in a group setting can give you the motivation you need to get active. You can build connections and make friends that you can work on your exercises with.Being able to work out with others that share the same passion for fitness can hold you accountable to your goals. Being able to celebrate each other's progress will help you feel confident and push you to perform and reach your potential.
Take Care of Your Skin
Working out can affect your personal hygiene, how you feel about yourself and your outward appearance. No one likes to feel sweat building up on the skin, and it can be hard to avoid feeling greasy or having a shiny face. Don't hesitate to keep a small hand towel to blot off sweat or take a break to wash your hands and face in the locker room in between circuits. Taking a moment to refresh yourself can help you feel more confident during your exercise routine. It is also important to take proper care of your skin after working out as well. Sweating during working out can cause bacteria to build up on your skin, and lead to blocked pores and potentially unwanted acne. Wash your face, try a cleanser, or even use an acne treatment to help you to maintain clear and healthy skin. It is important that you be mindful of your personal hygiene needs to help you look your best at the gym.
Wear What Makes You Feel Confident
To radiate confidence when working out, keep in mind that your wardrobe can get you there. Wearing something that you love, and that makes you feel comfortable can lift your spirits and get you in the workout mindset. It can be as simple as a sweatband with an encouraging phrase or something uniquely you such as some electric color sneakers. Just remember that opting for something fun, instead of your basic white tee and sweats can boost your mood.
Don’t Neglect Nutrition
Have you heard of the gut-brain connection? Gut health has been a hot topic surrounding physical and emotional wellness. Maintaining a well-balanced and healthy diet should be a very important part of your workout regimen. It’s important to remember workout habits extend beyond just what you do in the gym. What you eat and put into your system has a direct impact on how you feel, your body, and your overall results. Striving to embrace healthy eating habits does not have to be difficult, as there are plenty of delicious and nutritious options out there. If you don't know where to start, you could consider using an app, speaking with a nutritionist, or a professional at your gym who can give you advice and also point out some supplements to consider.
Remember to Relax
Taking time to unwind is a part of your workout regimen that you should not neglect. Your body needs adequate time to recover and rest. Some excellent ways to help you unwind and feel your best is to try meditating, stretching, yoga and even practicing mindfulness. These techniques can really help you ease stress and decompress. Finding ways to relax and help relieve tension in the body have a major positive impact on your mental health as well. Check out the Mind and Body studio at Fit Factory - their instructors will guide you! Find classes here.
Enjoy The Journey
You are sure to find what works best for your fitness journey along the way. Don’t forget that a well-rounded gym regimen is not just about how frequently you workout or what exercises you do, but how it makes you feel. By looking at your routine holistically, you can incorporate confidence boosting techniques and activities to get the results you are looking for.
Remember that health and fitness is an investment in yourself. This time of year can be especially busy, but there are many excellent ways to stay active. Remember to cheer yourself on, and take time to focus on you. Do yourself a favor and strive for a regimen that will leave you feeling positive, recharged, and accomplished this October and beyond. Your hard work, dedication and discipline are sure to pay off. The regimen and habits you develop now will turn into lifelong practices that prioritize your physical and emotional wellbeing. Have fun on the way, enjoy your fitness journey, and see the results!