Now that you took the decision to do something, this is the correct moment to get fit by taking a little time and setting some goals. However, don’t dream about having an unachievable body, be realistic with yourself. Evaluate your body now and set some general goals like losing some chest fat, trimming your belly, and toning your back. If you are overweight and you have been living a completely sedentary life for the last ten years perhaps establishing as a goal to have a six pack by the beginning of next month is not realistic!
Try to make your goals more specific such as losing 3 pounds this week or being able to get in those trousers you bought last summer (that are one size down) by the end of the month. Alternatively, try to set exercise goals such as doing 60 minutes of cardio fitness on the treadmill or on the elliptical cross trainer. Perhaps you like working out on the bicycle? Why not try to make a full session of RPM at your own rhythm?
Another way is setting some heath goals such as lowering your blood pressure or define some scheduling goal of working out each other day for a full month. Diversify! In order to break monotony engage in some beginner weight training class or a body pumping course together with some activity more aerobically like Body Vive.
Break down your goals into short, medium, and long-term goals. Better than setting a goal of losing 30 pounds in four months is to set an achievable goal such as losing 2 pounds per week during the next 12 to 16 weeks. Perhaps you like mountain biking. As a long-term goal you want to participate on that 30 miles summer ride. So prepare for the ride—set a short-term goal of riding 7 to 10 miles without stopping. As a medium term goal, you could aim to ride around 20 miles to train to your summer ride. Defining goals this way also allows easier tracking. As you achieve your objectives, reward yourself, give yourself a gift or a treat, to keep you motivated.
Expect to be uncomfortable at beginning. If you don’t make exercise for a long time you will discover muscles you even didn’t knew they you had! Just don’t give up. This discomfort will fade quickly. Enjoy every small change that you notice. At first, you will find that you don’t lose your breath so easily or that it might be easier to get into your trousers. It’s possible that in the beginning you will lose volume rather than weight. Pay attention to these signs because they are more important than the weight measured by your scale.
Many people still believe that proper exercise and fitness programs can make your life stronger and longer. Come and visit our main website for more information that helps you find ways on how to stay fit and healthy.
Remember: Trying to beat the clock can defeat an otherwise good exercise program. If you think that if two miles in 17 minutes is better, then two miles in 15 minutes is way better and can be achieved over time. When you are running, biking, swimming, or walking against the clock try to shave a few seconds off your personal record each time. It really is a marathon and not a sprint.