These days, everyone is trying to lose weights. If you go the health section at the bookstore, you are going to find all types of books on losing weight, fad diets, or new workout plans. However, losing weight is not easy. The best thing to do is to take each day at a time, and try to feel your best. Below are the steps for having a good personal workout which will make you feel better.
- Know your fitness level.
Hardcore athlete? Beginner? You will set up your workout from there.
- Set up a goal. Maybe it is to
walk 3 miles. Or lose 400 calories on the elliptical. Find a goal that is
challenging, yet reachable.
- Divide your time between
cardio and strength training. Yes, weights are important! They can make
all the difference!
- Have the right props. Do not
have a gym membership? Thats okay! Invest in a treadmill, a stationary
bike, or just walk around the block or your nearest park. However, do not
forget to invest in weights. You can buy some for about 5 dollars.
- Try to workout everyday in
the beginning. It may seem excessive, but soon you will get used to
things, and might even enjoy it! Trust me, it will get easier!
- Push yourself, and try to
increase your goals. Finally can do 50 crunches? Aim for 75.
- Get an ipod, or some music
device, or just watch TV. It makes your workout go by faster.
- Besides music or TV, do not
involve yourself in anything else. That is just going to take up time from
you receiving your best workout.
- Try your hardest! Do not
slack. Working out shouldnt be slow! If you arent tired, you just arent
going fast enough
- Do not get disheartened. All
things take time. If your doing a good job, you will see results
- Do not eat like a pig. That
is half the battle!
- Do get a motivated buddy. You
both can help each other reach your daily goals!
- Do weigh yourself. It is
going to be shocking at first, but it is fun to see improvement. If you
are gaining weight, do not worry. It might be muscle.
- Do not forget that your body
is great the way it is. You just want to be healthy, not a size 0
- Do not push yourself too
hard. Take 1 day a week to rest to prevent injury.
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