If you can keep a few key components in mind, exercising can be simple and easy to get into.
You always want to start out slowly. Start out too slowly. You will be surprised at how sore you will get from doing very little if you haven’t exercised in months. If you haven’t exercised in over 4 months, you have to start back at ground zero. You will hurt yourself if you exercise too hard at the beginning.
Look at the first 2 to 4 weeks as getting yourself into shape to exercise. During the first 2 to 4 weeks of a new exercise routine, you will not get a good workout from it. Your muscles have to get used to the new motions. This is also the time to get the scheduling down. This is the time to figure out when will work for you to fit the exercise into your routine.
When assessing a new exercise routine, look for one that addresses the 3 main components of a well rounded routine: strength training, cardio-vascular/ aerobic exercise, flexibility training. A good overall system will also have a nutrition program along with it. Good nutrition will enhance the benefits you will get from exercise.
Exercise doesn’t have to be complicated or overwhelming. You have to start out easy, and do something that you can stick with long term. You will only benefit from exercise if you can do it consistently. If you exercise for a few weeks or a few months then take a few weeks or months off, and repeat this schedule over and over, you will not get any benefits from exercise.
Don’t expect miracles. You are not going to reverse 20 years of abusing your body with 1 month of exercise and eating right. You didn’t gain all of your weight over night, and you’re not going to lose it over night either.
In general, the slower you lose the weight, the longer it will stay off. If you lose weight quickly, it is usually through drastic changes to your diet and lifestyle that can not be sustained. Sure, cutting out carbs and sugars will help you lose weight quickly, but eventually you will return to your old eating habits, the ones that caused you to gain the weight in the first place. Once you go back to your habits, it is only a matter of time before you put back on all of the weight that you lost.
Unless you can incorporate new habits into your life that you can sustain long term. Learn how to keep the weight off. In order to keep the weight off, it will be essential to exercise consistently and eat right consistently.
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Here is a slide show that has good tips for maintaining a consistent exercise routine: