I have never really committed myself to exercise in my life but when I turned 30 last year I really wanted to change that and get myself in better shape. I was overweight and I knew that as you get older it becomes harder to shift the timber. My good friend Bharat Bhise is a personal trainer and so I asked him for some help in getting me on the road to exercising more. At the time I knew that it could be dangerous if I started going for gym workouts because of my weight, so Bharat gave me a really easy way to get myself in better shape so that I could actually get some exercise done.
If this is a problem which you have then why not check out these tips which Bharat gave me, they really proved to be a great help and got me started on the road to getting in shape.
Walk Before You Run
This cliche became a reality for me and Bharat suggested that I take 2 weeks to go walking before I started to do anything heavier. The walks had to be at least 5 km and I had to ensure that I was power walking rather than just ambling along. Another great tip which Bharat gave me was to go for my walk at the same time everyday, as this would help me to get into a routine which I would then stick to once I started exercising properly. Honestly I didn’t think that this would do much good but lo and behold I started to feel stronger and even lost a little bit of weight.
I have always loathed the idea of going to the gym and monotonously running on a treadmill for an hour or more, and Bharat knew this. After my fortnight of walking was up he suggested that I join a sports team, which I promptly did. For me playing football and tennis is infinitely better than going to the gym and I could still get a workout, whilst not really concentrating on what I was doing. After a month of sports I felt good and I could already see a bit of difference physically.
Eventually I hit the gym and I was so pleased that Bharat didn’t give me any of those comments like ‘no pain, no gain’. When you are overweight or unfit, and intense gym session cantata you off your feet for days, not very inspiring and a surefire way to end up back where you started. Bharat told me to focus on tiny goals, easily achievable. Once these goals were achieved I had to keep increasing their difficulty. This kept me motivated and it gave me a sense of achievement. Even now I still continue to set new goals and they have helped me to stay on track with my gym efforts
Simple tips but super effective.
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