I don't know where to start on my fitness journey?



I have been asked this question so many times the last few weeks, not knowing what to do first, or for how long, and feeling a little bit overwhelmed. It doesn't help that a lot of you may be feeling down and unmotivated due to the current covid restrictions, and nothing to look forward to. You are not alone, many of us are feeling this way so don't be hard on yourself.

 

The reason you signed up or are thinking of signing up is because you want to exercise, get in shape and feel good about yourself, you have already made the first step in making the decision to do it, now the next step is to put it into practice.

 

Are the workouts suitable for beginners?

I have been told that my workouts are hard, yes they are challenging but you do not need to keep up with me, I always offer alternative exercises for beginners, so you can go at your own pace and still see results!


Do I have to complete the whole workout?

Some of you are worried that you won't be able to complete a whole workout, and this might be daunting, but let me reassure you. Most of my workouts are based around 3-4 rounds of exercise, but you don't need to do all of them, you could do 1-2 rounds, its your workout, so you decide what suits you.

 

My advice to you would be to start off slow, there is no rush and you need to enjoy it, that way you are more likely to stick to it. The hard part is giving it a go for the first time, but once you complete your first workout, you will feel good and have a massive sense of achievement afterwards.


I recommend you start with a HIIT workout, pick any already saved on the website, do the beginners exercises that I demonstrate and aim for 1-3 rounds. You will expect some aches the next day, so have a rest day, then do another HIIT workout and again aim for 1-3 rounds and repeat once more that week. By the second week, you will start to get used to the cardio and you can start adding some weights (see below a guide to get you started).

 

Example for beginners:


Week 1

Day 1: HIIT (1-3x rounds, beginner)

Day 2: Rest Day

Day 3: HIIT (1-3x rounds, beginner)

Day 4: Rest Day

Day 5: HIIT (1-3x rounds, beginner)

Day 6: Core (2x rounds)

Day 7: Rest Day

 

Week 2

Day 1: HIIT (1-3 rounds, beginner) followed by Dumbbell or Kettlebell (1x round)

Day 2: Rest Day

Day 3: HIIT (1-3 rounds, beginner) followed by Dumbbell or Kettlebell (2x rounds)

Day 4: Rest Day

Day 5: HIIT (1-3 rounds, beginner)

Day 6: Dumbbell or Kettlebell (2x rounds) followed by Core (1-2x rounds)

Day 7: Rest Day

 

By week 3, you will start to get a feel for what you can achieve and before you know it, you will be doing full HIIT, weights and core workouts and loving it, but you need to enjoy the journey getting you there!


You can do as little or as many workouts as you want to.

 

There are so many workouts saved on the website for you to complete and enjoy, its fitness on demand, so you can do in your time, you don't have to tune into the live workouts.


I hope this blog helps you and gives you the encouragement to make a start, just doing a little is still progress. You can also aim to walk 10,000 steps per day too, which is burning around 400-500 calories a day.


If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact me, either via the chat option or email michelle@gymvettese.co.uk


All the best


Michelle x


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