Enough said and enough done, why don’t you try the fitness fun?
Okay, no rhyming!
Let’s get straight to the point. Starting a fitness journey is a tough task for almost everyone and it becomes even more daunting when you’re a plus sized curvy woman. At times, you feel too lazy to lace up your sneakers and hit the gym while at the other times; you try too hard and garner no results. Moreover, the idea of fitness becomes a little more intimidating when you see yourself inside the gym within a pool of people with chiseled bodies and you eventually GIVE UP ON YOUR FITNESS GOALS. But, WHY?
Do you know what fitness is? Or do you have the slightest idea that fitness comes in various shapes and sizes? And, do you even know that being fit does not emphasis on having slim bodies? Well, if you don’t know any of these then, probably you are doing it all wrong all this while. Moreover, there is no need to head straight to gym for being fit if that’s not the happy place for you. With our 5 simple tips, you can start a forever fitness journey.
Non-scaled goals work better
Scales often bring discontent for plus sized women. Never ever use a scale to measure your fitness success until and unless you are very sure. We could hear you say, then how should be measure our performance? Look for other signs; are you using more heavy weights than last week? Are you getting slimmer and stronger? Focus on your energy during workouts in place of scaled victories.
With a tough workout, everyone has a feeling of pride and confidence and that really matters. With emotional victories, fitness victories are easy to achieve. Anything (even the scale) that discourages you, just stay away from it. Stay patient, confident and consistent.
Right workout gear is important
Not just the plus-sized people, everyone thinks that investing in right workout gear is not important. Think again. Do you remember the last time, you were exercising in your pajamas and you got those rashes and chafes between the thighs? Do you remember the last time you tripped while you were following your exercise regime in your running shoes? If you remember all of this, you would definitely agree that right workout gear is a vital part of any fitness goal. They keep you comfortable and prevent you from various discomforts and injuries.
Off-limit workouts do not exist
Always choose the workout that intrigued you instantly. We knew it; you would definitely say that we don’t have the right body type to enjoy our favorite workout. Well, put all worries aside and step out of your comfort zone. No workout is off-limit if you seriously want to give it a try. Moreover, you can always go for the modifiers in your workout program. If you are brave enough, nothing can stop you and trust us, if something seems fun, you would enjoy it more. Stick with it and you would definitely build the strength and stamina to execute the workout correctly.
Believe in your fitness abilities
If you choose a particular workout with modifiers, try to gauge your progress with your energy and stamina not just with the BMI and weight. They are initial measurements for any fitness abilities but, they are not the only way. If you are plus sized women who has modified the workout according to your body, always notice when your workouts are becoming easier. If you notice this correctly and you are no longer out of breathe while doing it, move ahead and move to next step.
Technique could make a difference
Working out is important, but a very few knows that technique is way more important than the workout. Yes, you read that right. With the help of proper form and technique, you could get the most out of your exercise without the risk of getting injured. This becomes more important when you have curves on your body as you definitely need to protect your joints more. With right technique, you would be able to achieve more results with less pain.
Golden advices: Take things slow. Never try to set and achieve impossible targets. Use proper techniques and always listen to your instructor.