Friday, March 21, 2014

Fitness Friday. Edition: starting

Here's the thing. Lots of people don't exercise because they fear they aren't fit enough to exercise. Well, that is a silly lie we tell ourselves! Skinny people, overweight people, and everyone in between has SOMEONE more fit than them. We all feel inadequate when paired up with the wrong group. 

Here are some steps to "get started" the right way:
1-couch to 5k. I am in love with this training program. You can download an app that tells you exactly what to do. You work at your own pace and move forward to being able to run a 5k. It is how I started running again and again and it's the perfect tool.
2-Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shread is a fantastic at-home DVD that is multilevel. You can start at the basic level with no weights, get through it for thirty minutes daily and you will definitely begin to see results.
3-find a workout buddy. This person does not have to be on your exact level, but they shouldn't be too far ahead. You don't want to feel inadequate at working out with them; you'll quit.
4-personally, I say work up to a class at a gym! Do some at home work. Do a DVD or couch to 5k app first. Then, you'll know your limits. There's no shame in being slower than others, but you do want to know your limits! Always ask detailed questions about the level of physical fitness required before attending a class for the first time. You don't want any surprises. 

I feel that if you do these four things, you will find yourself much more "ready to get fit" in a short amount of time! Just get started!!!

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