…Getting Started…

Yes i know what you are thinking…

“My life is way too crazy and I don’t have time to workout”

or

“My days are so busy, I am too tired to workout”

You want to know what I think about those excuses….NOTHING!

You can not help anyone who does not want to be helped.  If you want to workout YOU have to be the one that wants to make a change.  YOU are the one who has to stop making the excuses and get up and do something about it.

You know what my philosophy about excuses are?

“Excuses are monuments of nothingness. They build bridges to nowhere. Those who
use these tools of incompetence are masters of nothingness. Therefore there are
no excuses.”

All it takes to get started is 30 minutes of exercise at least 3 days a week.  That is only an hour and a half out of your day each week to get up and move around! You can walk, jog, go swimming, you can do anything that does not involve you sitting at home.  Some fancy gyms even have T.V.s’ and DVD players ON their machines.  So you can watch your daytime show and get your workout at the same time!

Also, look into options at your job.  My current job allows us paid time to work out.  We get 30 minute workouts 3 days a week on company time! So in a way i am getting paid to workout on the days that I go to the gym during work hours.

There are so many incentives to workout these days.  Not to mention the added health benefits you will gain from incorporating a weekly work out routine into your “busy” schedules.  When you get comfortable with the 3 days of 30 minute routines, then you can gradually add more to your workout routines.  But always speak with your doctor first to make sure you are not at too high of a risk to work out on your own or at home.  If you are a high risk patient they may recommend you attend special facilities or fitness centers (just in case something happens there is trained medical staff there to assist you until you are taken to the hospital).

You have to start out small, and then gradually build up your routines (especially if you are not accustomed to working out on your own!) You have to be patient and stick with your routine.  You have to understand that results will not appear over night! It takes time and hard work! I promise it will pay off!

You can also get your friends involved and start a workout group or buddy system.  This is good because not only will you have someone there with you during the workout, but you will also have someone there to encourage you.  You and your work out buddy can help track each other progress and try new routines together.  If you have someone you know is depending on you to be by their side, maybe it will help you stay committed to your weekly work out routines.

So the question for today is….Are you ready to make a change?

If so, then why not start today!

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12 thoughts on “…Getting Started…

  1. Ashlee says:

    Hi there, stopping by from 20sb! I also have B.S. degrees in Nutrition and Excercise Science, Kinesiology, and Dietetics. So this will be right up my alley! I blog over at http://www.capernaumhome.com/ and include nutrition and exercise related topics here and there. Follow back if you’d like. Ashlee 🙂

  2. Shannon says:

    What kind of job do you have that lets you work out on company time?! lol at my company we have a fitness reimbursement program of $250 a year so it helps for the gym membership. Looking forward to reading your blog!

  3. Kenya says:

    Hey, I found your blog on 20sb. I should print this post out and hang it in my room because I am one of those people who never gets to that level of consistency where working out is part of my normal routine. I love how you said it’s as easy as just 30 minutes three times a week, so now that’s what I’m going to strive for. If nothing else, you’ve already motivated one person to get out there 🙂

  4. Christina says:

    Hi! I found your blog on 20sb! I am a Turbo Kick instructor and fanatic! I love working out but my recent torn ACL has set me back. A LOT! I’m trying to get back in the groove with my fitness! I look forward to reading more!

    • Stephanie McGrew says:

      thanks for stopping by the site!! and yes coming back from an injury will be a little harder. you may have to push yourself a little more because you might have a little more discomfort than other people. But no worries i will try to keep you in mind when i post exercises and stretching techniques.

  5. Shi says:

    Hi! Found your blog on 20sb! 🙂 I think I’m going to enjoy reading your blog, plus you’ve motivated me to get a regular work out regime going! I wish I was more consistent!

  6. Hi found your blog through bloggers. You have a great blog and have choose a very useful toptic to blog about. Have enjoyed reading your blog.

    Keep Posting 🙂

  7. Britt says:

    Hey, I found your blog on 20 something bloggers and I love it!! Hey after moving other state my workout routine and eating habits have gone out the window. I moved to Chicago the city of pizza, polishes, hotdogs, and popcorn. So I need some motivation and I think I’ve found it : )

  8. sagittarian says:

    This is a great post! Why excuses for your own sake? right? That’s why I agree on you! Very smart..:) Good job!.:) Keep it up!

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