If you had to ask me what the best fitness advice was it would be to find compliance. For me and many of my clients and friends, that means SCHEDULING it.
Are there better exercises for each of us to be doing? Yes.
Are there more effective ways to change your body fat than some of the methods you are currently using? Yes.
But the bottom line for a lot of us, is DOING IT and DOING IT CONSISTENTLY.
How do you do that?
Usually the most effective way to get it done is to pay for it. Hire a trainer or a coach or join a group class. I understand not all of us can do that however, but it really is the best choice to get moving and have some positive results.
The second is to SCHEDULE time to workout.
Sounds simple, yes? But even I have had an issue with this in the last 10 months. I lost my workout partner last year (she moved) and since then it has been hard to find someone else with a similar schedule, desire and fitness level to replace her.
Having a workout partner is great to keep you on track for just DOING the exercise. Schedule it in your day, put it in your calendar, let others know you are UNAVAILABLE and then commit to it.
I really get bothered when fitness people want to tell the couch potato who hasn’t committed to ANY movement in months or even years, to go do HIGH INTENSITY INTERVAL TRAINING!!
Ah, Hello???? That MIGHT last a few weeks (most likely not–unless they paid for it) and then that person reverts back to their old habits because they stepped TOO FAR out of their comfort zone too soon.
My best fitness advice is to DO something and DO IT OFTEN. Once fitness becomes part of your regular life 2-5 times a week and you sustain it for longer than 3 months, THEN we can modify WHAT you are doing and stop wasting time throwing out options of things you are most likely NOT going to do for long.
So, take out your pen and calendar, get ready to email a few friends and SCHEDULE yourself a workout date… and have some fun why don’t you?