Keeping Resolutions

by MPK | January 14th, 2009 | Cardio, Exercises, Strength Training

We are two weeks into the new year, and many people are busy trying to accomplish their resolutions. Or are they?  Based on my own observations, it seems that many people have postponed work on their resolutions or have given up already.

However, it is not too late to begin meeting your goals for the new year.  If you are aiming to be more fit in 2009, here are a few tips to help you get started:

  • Start slowly.  If you haven’t worked out in a while, start with something simple, such as walking.
  • Gradually increase.  You can do this by either walking further or increasing the pace to a jog.
  • Don’t forget muscle work.  Do a set of push-ups and sit-ups daily, but don’t overdo it.  It is far better to do 10 good sit-ups then 25 that were poorly executed.
  • Workout in the  morning.  Yes, that might mean getting up earlier, but then your workout is done for the day.
  • Join a gym or fitness class if you thrive on social activities.  Ask a friend to join for more fun.
  • Vary your workouts on an every other day basis, so that you don’t become bored.  Perhaps, day one on the stair climber and day two doing all strength training exercises.

Don’t forget that the hardest part of beginning a new exercise regimen is just that- beginning.  As you continue to follow your regimen, you will find that not only does it make you good for doing it but also that you look forward to it.

Best of luck with your resolutions!

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All health and fitness information is provided for educational purposes. Please consult with your physician before beginning any exercise regimen.