The start of a new term and a fresh look at your health and fitness (but let’s not forget, a new month, week, day, or hour…)
Starting a new term is a great opportunity to set new health and fitness goals and begin working towards them, or picking up where you left off (Summer holidays!)
Whether you’re a student or not, (if you are reading this more than likely a marvellous midlife woman with a lot going on), the start of a new term can be a great motivator to make positive changes in your life.
When it comes to exercise and movement, it’s important to set realistic goals that are achievable and sustainable over time.
Firstly, look at what you got on your plate/s? Being realistic and looking at obstacles that may get in the way of your plans. Focus on your timetable firstly so you can fit in your workout times (5 minutes to 60 minutes – whatever works)
It is important to start small and gradually increase activity levels and focus on specific fitness goals especially if you are just starting out or have a lot going on.
Finding enjoyable activities that fit into your daily / weekly timetable is key.
The length of time spent working out isn’t as important IMO, rather consistency is crucial and making physical activity a regular part of your routine will help achieve exercise goals and healthier midlife health, fitness and wellbeing.
Something else to consider – what do you have to use for your workouts?
A new term always meant to me a new pencil case, pens and notebooks… does this apply to the kit you need to exercise?
That’s a yes and a no!
You don’t necessarily need any equipment to start exercising. There are plenty of exercises that you can do using just your body weight, such as squats, lunges, push-ups, walking, running, stretching etc. These exercises can help you build strength and improve your overall fitness without needing any equipment.
However, if you’re looking to add variety to your existing workouts or if you have specific fitness goals that require certain equipment, you may need to review what you have and possible invest in some basic equipment such as resistance bands or dumbbells. You can also try using household items such as water bottles or cans as weights, which are great (I’ve held the 10kg dog food bag for squats many times now!)
It’s important to remember that the most important thing is to get started and be consistent with your exercise routine. You can always add equipment or adjust your routine as you progress.
Our wants, needs, goals, dreams, and motivation plays big in this too. What motivates you to move, to be prepared, to plan, prepare for and be ready for your Midlife?
If the thought of starting with a new health and fitness routine, or you’re not sure where to start, what to do first, then let’s arrange a discovery all, where we can look at your goals and your timetable.
How can I help you:
• For a free consultation to discuss your health and fitness goals get in touch
• Need some ideas for 5-minute workouts, look at my 3x weekly Instagram lives – 5 moves in 5 minutes 5 Moves in 5 minutes
• Join our private Face Book Group “managing MY midlife” to connect and share all things midlife with like minded women managing MY midlife.