Simple Steps To Ease Into Working Out

Updated: Oct 20, 2017

SO you have made up your mind and want to get started....

But wait where do you to start?


  1. Do not over do it. Start off and proceed at your own pace.

  2. Find what works for you. Something that will challenge you yet keep you coming for more.

  3. Change it up and make sure it includes cardiovascular endurance, resistance training, and flexibility.

  4. Include Rest Days. Allow yourself a day to recover.

  5. Start your workout with a good warm-up and end with a good cool-down. Avoid injuries.

  6. Modify if you have to. Practice perfect form to avoid injuries and go at your own pace. Always listen to your body.

  7. Include a good night sleep. Sleep is as important to be included as nutrition.

  8. Accountability. Find friend and family member to join in. Let them know your goals and inspire them as they will help you stay on track.

  9. Set goals that will not disappoint. Set S.M.A.R.T. goals: specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, and time-sensitive.

The key is to create a fitness routine that's tailored for your lifestyle. Exercising can be addicting. Once you start, it's a hard habit to break and yes unfortunately, the habit can brake. It’s always a good idea to try different exercise plans. It’s important to create realistic, attainable goals for yourself. Everyone has different body types, schedules, eating habits, and sleep routines. The way to be successful is to follow your own schedule and listen to what your body wants. People become pressured and expect too much of themselves. Be nice to yourself and start with small goals. Start with 10 to 30 minutes of cardiovascular exercise. It can be something like walking or running, every other day. Once your cardio is underway, you can add strength training into your routine. Keeping it simple and basic helps you succeed.

Let's be honest, Health reasons, hectic schedules, a needed change in life, work, family problems, loss of motivation, and stress are all things that can break the habit. You aren't going to be the same as you once were. You will need a solid routine to help trigger muscle memory and get back into shape. When you’re easing into a workout routine, it’s important to pace yourself. Don’t be afraid to go outside of your comfort zone and challenge your body in new ways as well. Keeping things interesting will not allow you to get bored or fall an exercise slump. Do not stress about not being able to do a full move. If you’re not able to do the exercise as designed, don’t be afraid to modify the move. Modify if you have to and avoid injury. One key factor is to maintain good form. The practice of good form is the key to getting the most out of your workout and also helps prevent injuries. Make it a social event. Invite friends and family to join you. Inspire others to change their lifestyles as well. Let your family and friends know about your fitness goals, and encourage them to take part in them. It will take some time to get used to your new healthy habit. Consistency will keep you going. The more you put it into practice the easier it will become. Each day is more and more progress to your goals.

Each passing day of not working out makes it more difficult to start back up. Without even realizing it, you gain body fat and lose muscle mass. You realize you have changed only when you see old photos compared to current. Even when someone you haven't seen in a while comments on your figure is that you realize how you've changed. When preparing a comeback routine you should realize you aren't in the shape as you once were. Yet that is not a reason to do as little working out as possible. You will not see results on a day by day basis. Yet when you see past pictures of yourself all out of shape, it is proof that working out is paying off. Having the right mind set will help you stay consistent. Working out should be a time frame where you can leave all your troubles behind and relieve stress. It is important to go into your workouts with this mindset. The fact is you are improving your body.

I love the idea of working out—I do. I even usually enjoy the warm-up section of any workout. After that point, yet, a nagging feeling grows and grows. Its not until I’m huffing and red in the face that my mind wonders off. There is pretty much anything else in the world I would rather be doing. I regret ever starting races through my mind. I question why I ever agreed to this torture session in the first place. Oh, right, it was because I want to look and feel good. Sure, after the workout is over, the feeling of pride returns. My body does feel amazing, but,working out does not come naturally to me. In fact, I might even go as far to say as I completely loathe it. It is crazy to be allergic to my own sweat! That's right I get skin rashes from my own sweat! I have learned to set those negative thoughts aside and push myself. Here is where personal development has changed my results. By helping me be more open minded and zone out self negative talk.

Remember, it's OK to feel overwhelmed at times. Getting out of your workout routine may be the easier path to take. Even though you may have an extra hour in the day free, you'll feel like crap. It does not compare to that feeling you get after a workout. Let's break down the mental walls keeping you from taking care of yourself. Don't get discouraged, you got this!

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