So what would your ideal workout week be? Hmm…
- Monday: Run to the mailbox and back
- Tuesday: Put in an exercise DVD and fold laundry while watching
- Wednesday: Do bicep curls while eating Doritos
- Thursday: Do one push up and then follow up with a long, hot bath
Okay, you know I’m kidding!!! But I suppose if it were possible to lose weight this way, we’d go for it!
Whenever I read health articles or books, I’m always encouraged about the importance of exercise. (Translation: I realize, I’ve got to exercise on a more consistent and strenuous basis!) We’re all aiming for 3-5 hours a week of rigorous exercise. Does that sound daunting?
Start by mapping out what your ideal workout week would look like. What will you do (running, walking, going to the gym, spin class, aerobics, exercise DVDs, etc) and when will you do it? Be specific! Start with once a week if you’re overwhelmed. Once you get into a rhythm with that, add another time to exercise per week.
It’s better to start and then fail, then to just say “Why bother starting? I’ll just end up quitting.” Well, if you exercised for a few weeks, that’s better than nothing! And then you can always start again!
Don’t be intimidated by an ideal workout week…just do something! And then, do it again and again!
Today’s tip is from Arlene’s audio course, Losing Weight After Baby: 31 Days to a New You.
Try it risk free and experience the breakthrough month you’ve been longing for. It just takes five minutes a day!