Are you feeling overwhelmed with the thought of starting a new exercise routine?  What are you suppose to do?  What the world is a burpee?  Am I suppose to do that right away?  How do I do a squat right?  What am I suppose to do for cardio, there are so many crazy machines and classes, what is the right for me?

Do you find yourself asking these questions to yourself?  If so, you are not alone!  The good thing about fitness is that there are so many options, which is good for boredom and for challening your body.  If you are just starting out and feel clueless as to what to do, start with walking.  You don't need any equipment, just your God given legs and the great outdoors (or a treadmill if you have it and the weather is horrible).  Grab your dog, grab a buddy or enjoy some peaceful alone time and get your butt in gear.  All you need to do is put one foot in front of the other.  You can start small, just go a block and back if you are completely new to working out.  Gradually increase a  block at a time OR go for a time goal.  Walk 5 minutes one way and 5 minutes back or 10 minutes or 20 minutes, see what you can handle.  You will soon be looking forward to your walks.  You will feel more awake, more alert, more alive!  How great is that! 

If your dog is a stop and smell every flower kinda dog he is not a good workout walk companion. So maybe you walk him for his exercise and then bring him back home and talk off without him. Sorry fluffy, momma needs to get her sweat on, don't worry he will forgive you. Put some pep in your step. Challenge yourself to really bust a move. You can start out with a nice leisurly walk but lets be honest here if you really want to get your heart rate pumping and burn some calories you need to push yourself and walk faster.

Get proper shoes.  You should not go for a walk in your keds (do they still make those??) or some flimsy shoes.  You need shoes that are meant for workouts, good cushion and lateral support.  Walking on pavement can be hard on your body and no need setting yourself up for shin splits or another injury.  Dress comfi.  You do not need to look cute when you workout, Lord knows I do not!  You do need to be comfortable though.  Wear breathable clothes.  Yoga pants, shorts, you choose.  If you are in jeans for your walk though you will most likely not be huffing it.

Alright, so what are you sitting there for :)   Let's get going.

As always, remember I am always here for you.  If you want help developing an exercise program please contact me or 815-9367

Best of luck


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