It’s not easy going from not being active for years to running every other day. So here are a couple of tips for a person like myself who doesn’t have health problems but would like to survive the workouts.
Find things to keep you motivated. Update your playlist and get out there! If you have workout equipment at home you can turn on the t.v. as you workout. Before you know it you will be 30 to 40 minutes in. Listen to an audio book only when working out. If your book is interesting enough you will have the motivation needed to keep it up.
Get creative. If you don’t have workout equipment available you can always find substitutes. Canned foods or water jugs make great light weights. Toddlers make for great heavier weights! Walk the children to/and from school. Go outside and play. Walk the lot a work on your breaks.
Treat yourself. Changing your lifestyle is a huge decision that takes a lot of self control. It’s okay to have a treat every now and then as long as you don’t over do it. This is something that you want to be able to do your entire life so be realistic about your eating habits.
Be Proud. Get pumped about the little things. So what you only walked for 10 minutes. That’s 10 minutes more than you did yesterday! Congratulations! If you ate one bag of chips instead of two. Congratulations! No matter what you weigh or how old you are it is a wonderful thing to make lifestyle choices that could prolong your health. Congratulations!