This is a guest post by Conor Nemetz, the Founder and CEO of Breakaway.
When it comes to putting together a fitness routine, it is easy to fall into the trap of forever planning with little to no action. Before you read another word of this post, stop what you are doing and knock out 10 pushups.
Go get started literally right now.
Alright, how did that feel? Congratulations! You just took the first step in your fitness journey. You have already made it further than most people. Don’t wait until you have everything planned. Start small. Do something every day. Park your car at the far end of the grocery store parking lot. Take a walk during your next Zoom meeting. Take the stairs instead of the elevator. Small incremental actions add up to huge results.
You don’t need fancy equipment.
Now that you have made the first steps in pursuing your fitness journey, it’s time to go to the next level. And no, that doesn’t mean going on Amazon and buying $5,000 worth of exercise equipment. Use what you have! There are tons of resources online that provide great workout routines, such as Darebee.com and the Peloton app. Many of these workout programs require you to simply use your body weight – no equipment needed! Simple push-ups and planks are some of the most effective workouts you can do, and the best part is you don’t have to spend a dime or fill up your house with bulky equipment.
Use fitness to connect with friends and family.
When goals get written down, they get measured, and what gets measured gets done. Write down what you are trying to accomplish. Put it on a calendar. Tell your friends and family. We are social creatures, and one of my favorite parts of exercise is doing it with my friends and family. As many of us are unable to physically see family and friends right now it is important to find ways to interact with each other. My friends and family will do online spin classes together, we text each other about different achievements, and include each other as much as we can in our fitness journey. We’re more successful when we find opportunities to cheer each other on.
You’ve already started your journey, so you’re already on the path to success.
Mindset is critical, and if you create a positive story in your head then your reality will become positive. Create goals and track them, and celebrate your wins with yourself, friends and family.
I share these tips with you because it is how I got started 10 years ago. I was living a very unhealthy lifestyle, and it wasn’t until I did that first push up, then did it again the next day, and the day after that, that I stuck with it and found my passion for fitness.
Now my passion is sharing that with others and making at home fitness more accessible for everyone. If you’d like to learn more about what I do then check out the Indiegogo campaign for Breakaway, a home exercise bike that folds down to the size of a carry-on bag for easy storage. You can also check out my company, thebreakawaybike.com, where we are cultivating a community of at home fitness for those who may not have had access before.
Want to learn more about Breakaway? Check out the campaign on Indiegogo today.