Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Baby Steps!

It has been many moons since I have written a post and it is about time to get back on track with my writing.

Just as people take time away from writing or doing the important things in their life, it is the same with fitness. Other things get in the way and the workouts become far and few in between and before long, the workouts stop altogether.

If you start to struggle with getting back on track, think of it this way. I want to make up for lost time and have about fifty posts written for all of you to read all the great stuff I want to share, but it is not going to happen like that. It takes one post (one workout) a day or every other day to make a difference in your life.

Don't try try to do it all at once or you are going to get burnt out. As I stress to all of my clients, it takes baby steps to make progress and to reach your goals. You can reach the top of the staircase without taking one step at a time and if you try to skip a step, you increase the risk of hurting yourself in the process.

So as I plan to write more and more posts to help motivate you or give you the knowledge to make a difference in your life, take one day at a time to exercise or do something that pushes your cardiovascular system. No....running to the fridge does not count as exercise. Ha!

Some ideas would be to go out and walk or do a run/walk. A lot of my clients want to start running since Wilmington is big on running. The best way to start without burning yourself out is to go for a jog and when you get tired, walk! When you feel up to starting jogging again, jog! Don't worry how far you go or how fast your going, just listen to your body. Over time as you rest and recover from the previous run, your body will adapt and before too long, you will be running more than walking and/or just running straight through your session. A session starting off should last no more than 30 minutes. Once you start running through a full 30 minute session, then you can increase your time or your speed.

Just remember....take it one day at a time and have patience. If it took you this many years to get out of shape, it won't nearly take you as long to get back in.

Happy Training!

Adam Freeman

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