Here is a quick fitness tip for the week. Are you beginner? Don’t sabotage your health and fitness because you think you are not capable. We all have to start somewhere so we are all beginners at some point, especially when beginning a new workout routine.
Your exercise options are numerous, including walking, dancing, gardening, biking — even doing household chores. The important thing is to choose activities you enjoy. That will increase your chances of making it a habit.
If you feel too winded, like you can’t go on, march in place to reduce your heart-rate safely. Each workout, you will be able to complete more and more. Before you know it, you’ll be flying through your workouts and serving as an inspiration to others. As Nike would say, “Just Do It!”
I agree with you, Jenn. Actually, I’ve just started my weight loss workouts. Most of the time, I feel so lazy or incapable to continue the exercises. I don’t have much motivation to do it lately. My sister told me that if I will not help myself, I will surely fail. From now on, I will just do it! 😀
Everyone should have to have this “Just do it!” attitude 🙂
Just do it! Love that! My hubs always says, “Just do it because you can!” So true – some people don’t have the physical ability!
I always make every excuse not to exercise but I am jumping back on the bandwagon! I need too!!!
I think the thing that we all need to keep in mind is that it is good to start but it is even better to keep going. Just because you miss a session ot two, for whatever reason, just get going again asap.
Making walking fun is good, too. For instance, I like to walk around flea markets. The big outdoor ones can be quite the workout to get around. 🙂
I’m not much for exercising. I’ve had physical injuries that I still struggle with so traditional exercise is hard. But you are right, there are things I can still do. So I try to get out and walk more often and gardening is a big thing for me. So I try to utilize that for physical activity too.
This week I’ve been building up my jogging stamina. That sounds better than it really is…..I’m trying to jog longer than 30 feet. Ha!! But seriously, I have found that if I can just push through that little moment where I want to quit, I really do surprise myself.
Good job Dede! Every step forward is a step in the right direction.
Such a good thing to remember and how many things don’t we start because we “Aren’t good at it”?
I’ve always loved the burn after a good workout…lol, I’m strange like that but since I don’t get to do it as much as I’d like., I take the stairs when I can.
i LOVE exercising now!!! i go to bootcamp and turbokick classes!!
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I think I should just put “Just Do It” signs all over my house 🙂
Same here. I think lately it’s been.. Just Do The Laundry… Just Do The Dishes… Just Do Your Blog… My fitness needs to be top priority again.
You are so right…I have a lot of health issues, so I often feel like I can’t “do” things that other people can, like run or go to a gym, etc…but, it’s true, I can do things within my limitations. I don’t have to do absolutely NOTHING.
I am terrible at following my heart rate! It’s hard to stay motivated when your body is adjusting to the routine, but it’s worth it!