There are so many reasons why people start their fitness journey. For some, it’s because they want to get in shape. Others want to feel happy and confident before they go on vacation. And then there are those who are looking for a new challenge or simply want to live healthier lives. I started my fitness journey when I was 22 years old, and here’s why:
To set a good example.
One of the reasons why I started my fitness journey was to set a good example.
I want to be a role model for other people and be a good example for my family and friends, as well as my community at large. I hope to influence people toward a healthy lifestyle and leave a lasting mark in people’s lives as well.
This led to the birth of KipMeFit. A fitness and wellness venture aimed at promoting Conscious Living. We are working on creating fitness and nutritional plans that are suited to your needs. KipMeFit is also working on a database with locally available foods (Kenya) and a Dietary Guideline to help curb Obesity and Diabetes.
To feel better.
It’s no secret that exercise can help you lose weight and look good, but there are other reasons to work out as well. If you’re like me, you might want to feel more energetic and confident. Possibly even more in control of your life or outgoing and relaxed! The benefits of working out go beyond just the physical ones: it can improve our mental health as well.
A lot has been said about how much fun it is to work out with friends, but there are other ways that trainers can help their clients feel happier outside of the gym too. For example, they might recommend activities such as dancing (or Zumba) which will make them feel good without having any impact on their body image whatsoever—it’s great for making new friends too! Or another option would be going hiking together because this gives people an opportunity both physically challenge themselves while also enjoying nature together.”
To do better with other people.
Fitness has made me a better person, and it’s not just on the inside. It’s helped me to become a more confident person in every area of my life—and I want to share with you how fitness has helped me to do better with others.
I am a pharmacy-student, and when I began working out regularly (every day at first), people noticed that I was more energized, more motivated, and generally happier in school. Even though many institutions have gyms these days, most people don’t take advantage of them because they’re too busy or they don’t know what they’re doing in the gym. Because of this lack of understanding about what fitness can do for your well-being, there is often little incentive or motivation to participate as much as we should be participating.
When you do start exercising regularly however, (usually just 30 minutes) you will find yourself becoming more energized throughout the rest of the day. You’ll also find that your schoolmates/coworkers will begin asking how it is going because they notice a difference!
Challenges and How I Overcame Them
Consistency is usually hard when starting out. Finding and creating a program that suits my needs was a challenge when starting out. However, with the upsurge in fitness apps and live fitness sessions it is much easier to find a routine that suits your needs.
Pro Tip: If you find it hard to come up with a routine, start by doing 50 push-ups, 50 dips, 50 burpees and 50 squats everyday while you do your research. These exercises target all your muscle groups (check out our article on Compound Exercises).
I find myself working out better in the the last and first third of the year. The middle third (March through June) is surely a challenge. Sometimes I have to force myself to workout even when I don’t feel like just to stay healthy and achieve my goals.
The biggest challenge must be dieting. My meals are majorly protein rich and also have some carbs. I love eating cake and I had to stop as it wasn’t helping my course. However, I do have cheat-days where I indulge and so tend to stay focused on my healthy eating journey. Just don’t be too HARD on yourself it’s easier to revert to old habits in highly restrictive diets.
The importance of personal fulfillment.
Your motivation to begin working out might be different from mine.
Maybe you want to look good in a swimsuit, or feel confident when you walk into a gym. Maybe your goal is to lose weight, get stronger and more toned, or even just have energy for the things that matter most to you. Whatever your reasons for committing to fitness are, it’s important that they come from a place of personal fulfillment.
You deserve happiness; I believe that wholeheartedly. You deserve health; no one should be deprived of their well-being by making unhealthy choices about their body and well-being every day of their life! You deserve growth; we all have potential within us which can be unlocked through hard work and dedication! You deserve development; everyone has something about themselves that could use improvement! And finally, if there’s anything worth striving for at all in this world…it’s success!
All in all, I am glad that I made the decision to start my fitness journey. It wasn’t easy at first, but it has turned out to be one of the best things I have ever done for myself. The most important thing to remember is that it isn’t easy and you need to stay positive and focused on your goals. If you keep at it long enough, then eventually things will come together just right!