“A body in motion tends to stay in motion” – Sir Isaac Newton.
Life is demanding and you have to be physically fit in order to meet all the demands that it puts on your body. It’s kind of like the saying “only the strong survive”. Now, this doesn’t mean that you need to go out there, lift an entire gym every single day, and try to put muscles on top of muscles, but you need to do something. You need to find a balance in your workouts that make you physically fit under the “total body fitness” concept. There are so many workout plans that are on the market nowadays that it is overwhelming to think about. Each one with a goal in mind to sell you on the idea that it is a get fit quick thing to give you the results that the paid bodybuilder has. Don’t let all that overwhelm you or distort your thinking into thinking you will get the same results because you will be sadly mistaken. Those paid athletes worked really hard for years to get the results they are displaying in those ads. So, what do you do?
First thing, don’t fall for the hype that every workout will do the same for you. Do you need to work out? Yes, you do. But with the vast amounts of activities that are out there you don’t have to do them all. You just have to do something. That’s right, something. By physically doing something every single day, you will be in significantly better shape than you were the day before. You, don’t have to lift the whole gym, workout for 23 hours a day, but you have to do something. Every body is different, and I won’t be able to personally design a workout plan for everyone but I do have a few suggestions that may lead you on the right path to “total body fitness”.
The following suggestions are some things to consider when developing a workout plan that works for you:
- Begin a work out plan with a work out partner so you can track each other’s progress, push each other through friendly competition, and keep each other motivated and inspired to remain on track
- You must maintain a balanced physical fitness routine consisting of healthy cardio, muscular strength and endurance
- If you work in an office, this can be hard to do but you must find a way. You can conduct mini workouts throughout the day by going to the gym during lunch (time permitting), workout before/after work either at the gym or if you have a home gym
Although there are numerous workout plans I could have tried to sell you on, I didn’t want you get get all wrapped up over a particular program. The Bottom Line Up Front (BLUF) is to get active. Don’t just sit in your chair and eat all day long or lay on your couch all night watching movies expecting to get any kind of results. Try different things to see what works best for you, whether it be cardio, muscular strength from lifting weights, pushups, sit-ups, jumping jacks, etc. The idea is to get active and do something.