If you are working out just for the pleasure of feeling and looking better, do it because you want to. Dont start working out because your family, significant other, or best friend thinks you should. Anytime we feel pressured into doing something, its just a plain old drag. Start your fitness journey when you are ready and choose activities that you enjoy. Its a lot easier to stick with a program when its something you look forward to. If you prefer to run, then run; if you like walking or torturing yourself on a stairmill, then do that. Make sure you dont neglect weight training either; lifting weights will benefit any female no matter what your goals may be. Life is about enjoying the ride and once you figure out what makes you thrive, everyday will seem so much more enjoyable.
Thoughts To Ponder
Becoming involved in fitness shouldnt be torture; some of us will live and breathe fitness while others of us will do it in order to improve longevity, but it becomes what you make of it. Never embark on a routine that you know you wont stick with. Be practical with what you want to achieve and what routine fits your lifestyle. Dont get frustrated if you miss a workout or have a piece of cake once in a while. Focus on all of the positives in your life rather than the negatives. Each day that you do something to improve yourself, you are already heading in the right direction. Dont let others get you down; stay focused on your personal goals and you will get much further. Most importantly, love what you were born with because everyday that you wake up is a good day!
About The Author
is a NASM Certified Personal Trainer with a Bachelors of Science in Exercise Science/Adult Fitness from the University of Tampa. She has numerous years of training experience and has competed successfully as a natural competitor in various Figure competitions at the State and National level. Heather is currently working on her first women's fitness book.