Getting in shape does not have to be expensive or dreadful, as it may seem. There are plenty of ways to look and feel your best without it wreaking havoc on your pockets and time. With summer quickly approaching and on the cusp of failed news year’s resolutions who wouldn’t want to finally look their best? Some go getter pointers that have worked for me that I know for sure will work on even the most unmotivated and are so simple, even a cave man can do it. Therefore, whatever excuse you have, I know I have something to combat it, and if it’s not listed….it just wasn’t a good enough excuse!
For my money conscious friends, working out from home yields just as great results and you never have to step foot in a gym. There are a few options to present to you. If you live in a condo or apt, most have work out facilities to use free of charge, an incentive with your rent. If you don’t, you have at least one friend that does live in a condo, which is even better; you can use the buddy system! If you’re saying the equipment isn’t as modern, excuse, all you need is about 25 minutes of cardio, open space for squats, and a little weights, to get you looking and feeling your best in no time.
Another option is work out dvds. You can shed pounds with out spending them. You pay one small price for a dvd that you can use for a life time. One that I highly recommend is P90X…amazing! You don’t have to ever worry about getting bored, needing variety, or being pushed to the limit. If you stick with it for 90 days, you are guaranteed to see results. No matter where you are, there are probably tons of parks in your vicinity. Running or walking are very viable options, also good ways to cut calories and build endurance, if you have children, take them with you! You can throw a Frisbee around which is great bonding time and also allows you to exercise fluid movement.
With the social media charged world we live in, tons of videos and examples are posted daily, that you can play repeatedly to get the correct form while you are burning calories.
So by now I’m sure you have heard, people make time for what they want. So it just depends on how bad you want to look and feel your best. You don’t have to work out every day or even for hours when you do. 3-4 days for those of you just starting out, 5 days is a good maximum. 30-40 minutes will suffice if you’re exercising correctly. One other point to mention, working out and eating healthy go hand in hand. You can’t have an awesome workout and congratulate yourself with a large pizza. Can we say COUNTER productive? It’s true you are what you eat, so why not be all that, minus the bag of chips!
In a week, you will start to feel better and after a month look better, so happy sweating!
Take care of yourself from the inside out. Treat your mind, body, and soul well. Live a life that is pleasing. Colossians 1:10 "That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God."