With resources that you can find on dozens of fitness websites, it can be very hard to figure out what is the best workout method for you to use for your own fitness goals. There are also various fitness trends that circulate other sites such as Pinterest that make it easy to get overwhelmed with the idea of starting a new fitness program.
The first thing that you have to do is ask:
What is your overall goal?
This is a question that I ask all of my new clients. I have found that people like to focus on short term goals rather than the long term overall goal. Those are great BUT you have to create a healthy lifestyle that will work with your current lifestyle. This will allow you to properly integrate healthy habits that you will be able to sustain even after your short term goals are reached. In my experience I often see people work hard to achieve their short term goals. After that goal is reached, they stop training or practicing healthy habits and revert back to their old habits. But, if you get people to focus on working towards long term life goals, this is when you find clients will be more successful and more satisfied with their overall healthy lifestyle.
Here is a document that I give my clients when we have our initial fitness consultation.
You have to create an overall mind shift to get people to think of more than just short term goals.
There is a huge misconception that being healthy and fit requires you to give up a lot things that you regularly enjoy. That is FALSE! You have to find a balance via making health and fitness fit into your current lifestyle. Integration of healthy habits makes it an easy transition and also allows for this habit to become a true habit that can be sustained for a long period of time.
If you feel that this is something that you can not do alone, there are infinite support groups that can be found online. You can also seek the help of friends and family. You can maybe convince them to join you so you can help to keep each other accountable. You can also seek the help of a personal trainer or coach that can also assist you every step of the way.
Stop giving up on the idea that you can not be the healthy and fit person that you want to be! YOU have to make the decision to get up and make those needed lifestyles changes to help you reach your goals. YOU have to take those steps to set things in motion to get you closer to those goals. YOU have the power and drive to do something about it.