Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Start an Exercise Regimen and Stick to It

Exercise, exercise, exercise is all you hear everywhere! Don't despair! It isn't as hard or cumbersome as you think it may be. In fact, it can be so much fun that you will forget that you are exercising.

Exercise to the body is like breathing. In other words, it is as necessary as the air we breathe. The well known cliché "If you don't use it, you will lose it" is well applicable to exercise and our body.

So if you are not already part of an exercise regimen, how do you go about it?

Say No

First of all, you have to say no to the 'excuse demon'. I used to be a person who dreaded exercise and would become dizzy at the very thought of it. And hence, I came to the conclusion that my body is not made for exercise. Sounds familiar?

Yes, our mind is powerful enough to bring up excuses like that which can stall us for a lifetime. Ever heard the one "I will go to the gym tomorrow". Smart huh?

Pick One Activity and Make it Fun

Next, you have to pick an activity that you really like and one that can be part of your routine for life. If you pick something which you already feel is a chore, then chances are that you will never stick to it. Whereas, if you start an activity that your mind now deems as fun then you will WANT to do it as opposed to dragging your feet to do it. Therein, lie the secret to starting an exercise regimen and sticking to it.

Stick to it

When you stick to the regimen, you will find yourself to be a new person with more energy and endurance and you will actually want to exercise more and will start looking around for something more strenuous or challenging.

Then you truly know that you have won half the battle over the excuse demon.


Look around for an activity that you already do, for instance, an aerobic exercise like swimming.

Swimming is the most beneficial exercise ever and it does not feel like exercise either. Swimming also burns a lot more calories. Not only does swimming burn calories faster, it also burns fat faster because unknown to you your body is working a lot when you swim. So if you know how to swim, just go for it and watch the inches melt off your waist. Swimming also tones your thighs and arms. So, you are rewarded with a toned body as well.


Dancing is another fun activity than can shed pounds and burn calories. Join a dance club or if you are one of the shy ones, get a dance video and dance away at home. You can also get other exercise videos that you can follow in the comfort of your home.

Walking and More

If you have never exercised before then walking is a good way to start. As with any exercise start gradually and then increment as you go.

Jogging, running, hiking, mountain and rock climbing, and any other sport or activity that you think of as fun is a great way to get your body moving and burning calories.

Or just plain old aerobics group exercise at the local gym is a great way to start. The group effect can be motivating and you will hold each other accountable enough to participate in the classes.

Friday, July 13, 2012

When It Comes to Fitness, Nothing Is Free - A Few Easy Steps Will Make It at Least Fun!

Look, we all know there are dozens of "buzz words" for fitness and health. We don't need to hear them over and over again. You know what you want to achieve, all you need is the direction and guidance getting there.

Fitness is a state of mind and everyone's mind resists anything that seems to be to hard or to far off and hard to reach that goal. What you need is a clear direct process that can help you gain the confidence and goal driven direction that will keep you on track and make it easy to stay on track.

A good fitness program is just that, a clear clean program with no nonsense. It gives you simple ideas and plans to use to achieve you goals. There are no silver bullets when it comes to fitness, but a clear, clean and easy to follow program is about as close as you will get. Fitness programs are all around us, so picking a good one is critical to success. You will not be disappointed in this one. The progress you will see quickly will amaze you and help keep you driving forward to achieving the body you deserve and want. Below are a few thoughts on a path forward and why I think you need and will like a great fitness program.

First, You need to understand nutrition, heck we all do! This program will give you all the information you need to understand the secrets of what works and what does not in the nutrition world. With so much hype in the industry, it is hard to tell what really works and what is just out to get you to spend money. Spending money is not a problem as long as you feel like you have received a product that is worth the price and that gives you great results quickly.

Second, We all need supplements, but which ones work and which ones take your money? Supplements can help your basic health, your metabolic health, your brain and just about every other part of your body while trying to gain that ideal body. But with so many supplements out there it is hard to pick which ones really help your overall fitness! But the most important part of supplements is that you take them and take them as prescribed so you get the full benefits of each supplement. Most good fitness programs will list the supplements that you need.

Third, Exercise, we all like some exercise's and hate other types, we have our favorite pieces of equipment. I personally like a good rowing machine, but that does not mean you would, so using a great fitness system that explains all that as well as what Cardio is and does for your body. Everybody needs a well rounded program that will give them the tools for all aspects of fitness and getting those muscles toned and looking just the way you want which will make you feel like you can do anything.Always check out what the program offers and advises for each type of fitness routine.