You can’t have an ageless lifestyle if you aren’t fit enough to get out and have fun. You need a fit ageless body. That means you need to exercise. It’s time to find your perfect workout.
It doesn’t have to be a gym membership. It can be as simple as walking around your neighborhood at a good pace or walking your dog on the beach.
Before you can find your perfect workout, you have to be really clear on what you’re looking for.
Step 1: What shape are you in now?
Would you call yourself a beginner, average, advanced or warrior?
Step 2: What is your goal?
Do you want to build muscle, lose fat, get flexible, run marathons, touch your toes, lose weight or climb a mountain?
Step 3: What is your time commitment?
Do yo have 10 minutes twice a day, 30 minutes 3 times a week or an hour a day?
Step 4: Where do you want to work out?
Do you want privacy, a group for motivation or a busy gym?
For example, a 58 year old woman who hasn’t exercised in the last couple years wants to lose a some body fat and look more fit. She wants to be flexible and be able to touch her toes, which hasn’t happened in years. she can commit to 20 minutes 3 times a week. The best time of day would either be first thing int he morning or in the evening, so she’d like to workout at home. She feels like she can motivate herself so she’s good working out alone.
She would be a beginner as far as fitness level, and with her time available, Pilates or yoga DVDs she could do at home would be a great plan.
Now it’s time for you to define your perfect workout in terms of these 4 steps.
Here’s a couple fitness quizzes to help you decide:
In the end, you’re looking for something that’s a good fit for you, not your neighbor with the great body or your best friend.
You also want something that will keep you interested. There needs to be some element of fun or a way to easily see you’re making progress.
If you have a history of starting and then quitting…
Start slow, give yourself a break and stick with it for at least 6 sessions before you decide to bale. You have to give a new routine a fair shot before deciding it’s not for you. By that time you should be feeling it in your body and your energy level as well.