As we do with many things in life, we make the mere idea of exercise more complicated than it needs to be. People worry about what to do, where to do it, and for how long. They complain that it’s too hot, it’s too cold, there’s not enough time, not enough energy, not enough money. In fact, people will spend more time making excuses than it would take to get a decent work out.
The underlying reality is that most of us just hate to exercise – there are a hundred other things we’d rather do and we do them. Anyone that is truly ready to make some changes in their life will overcome this obstacle and find the necessary time. Take a short walk in the morning, at lunch, and in the evening. If you have kids, put them in a stroller and make them part of your routine. If you’re concerned about what you can do at home to get a good overall workout, most cable companies with ‘on demand’ have free fitness videos that will kick your butt up and down the living room. You could have a variety of workouts that will get your heart pumping at no additional cost. Considering what most of us pay for cable, you might as well get some extra value out of it.
For those of you that aren’t currently on a meal plan or an exercise program, you’ll be amazed how a few changes to your diet and a regular exercise can change your mind and body. Add a few more fruits and vegetables to you daily plate, limit sugar, processed carbohydrates, and high calorie beverages. Eat more whole grains and leaner cuts of meat. Make all dairy low fat or fat free and keep your snacks healthy and filling. Dont think of dieting, think of making good food decisions and mainting a healthy lifestyle.