You know – I need to take a step back. I have been participating in exercise and fitness since 2005. I started running outside at that time. Stopped exercising for a few years in 2006 and 2007 to have my son and started back up in 2008 by hiring a personal trainer. She patiently taught me the various exercises and proper form and started me with light weights and slowly increased me to the weights where I am now. I did not have too aggressive fitness goals. I wanted to go down 1 size and
I realize for anyone new starting to work out in the gym – it can be a crazy place. Depending on the gym, there is strange looking equipment, well built men and women walking around, music blaring from classrooms with people shouting into a microphone, folks huffing on cardio equipment and people walking around naked in the changing rooms! Who knew starting a new exercise routine would mean all of this.
Let’s not even go there with feeling exhausted after only 2 minutes of activity when it feels like 60 minutes have passed. Or the utter discomfort of sweating, breathing hard, heart beating fast and achiness. No, it is not easy.
This blog is a place for individuals of ALL FITNESS LEVELS and experience. Whether you have been working out and need some motivation or you have contemplated starting a routine and did not know where to begin….this is your haven! My goal is to encourage any and everyone to live a fitter, healthier lifestyle one day at a time. Some days will be easier than others. Other days you plain may just want to quit and ask yourself if it is all worth it.
From someone who was a beginner who considers herself advanced – IT IS WORTH IT! Perserverance is the key. So check out the videos below from SarahFit.com which will help guide in how to get started with working out. ENJOY!
Fitness Plan for Beginners and over 40 lbs to Lose
Fitness Workout Routine for Beginners