Fitness is one of the most important aspects of your day.
Actually have a routine you can follow will help you exercise faithfully and
will provide you with a measuring stick you can use to track your progress. As
you become more physically fit your exercise will increase. Where you once did
ten pushups and 25 crunches, you will do 20 pushups and 50 crunches.
If you have been inactive for quite some time, taking that
first step can be the most difficult part of beginning a fitness routine. You
will definitely want to pace yourself. You can’t start out all at once doing 100
sit ups when you haven’t even done one in years. That is why you want to choose
exercises that will enable you to gradually work your way up to more repetitions
and vigorous exercises.
Start light. If you choose aerobics for burning calories
and maintaining cardiovascular health, picking a routine that is light and easy
is a good idea. You will increase this as you go along.
Set an exercise schedule. It’s hard t stick to a fitness
routine if you don’t have a regular schedule to follow. It’s easy to talk
yourself out of exercising, especially if you are tired from working all day.
Think about your best times. Many people choose to exercise in the morning in
part so they can make sure to do it and also to help increase their energy
levels throughout the day. If you choose morning as your exercise time, plan
well. This may mean getting up earlier so you will have the time to incorporate
exercise into your busy schedule.
The afternoon is also another great time to exercise. You
can even set your schedule so you can begin just after getting home from work.
No matter what time you choose make sure you stick to the schedule you set.
Skipping one day makes it easier to skip the next and before you know it you
will have gone an entire week without exercising at all.
Set up a specific exercise routine. This usually begins
with stretching various muscles in your body. This will warm you up and prepare
your muscles for the rigors of exercise. Next will be the cardiovascular aspect
of your fitness routine. You will end by stretching once again. This is
considered the cool down and will help to relax your muscles after the strenuous
Enter into all fitness activities mind over matter. Tell
yourself you can do it and will stick to your routine. This is what will get you
through those difficult days when the last thing you want to do is work out.
Lastly, dress for the occasion. Wear exercise clothes. This
will not only make exercising easier but it will also help define your purpose.