I don't know about anybody else... but when I started, I was used to doing nothing at all. So I started with walking. It's free, readily available just about any time, and all you need is a pair of decent shoes. At first my goal was 10 minutes a day, every day. Didn't take long before I was exceeding that, doing 20 minutes a day. Progressed to including a short hill. Once a week or so, I'd just keep walking til my legs were tired and I was ready to quit. Sometimes made it 50 or 60 minutes.
Over a period of time, I've added stuff, changed stuff up, done videos when the weather's bad, etc. But start where you are, and choose something that's a bit of a challenge but do-able. Just like changing your eating habits-- you want to start small and build a firm foundation. As it becomes easier or more routine, you can then add time or try something that's more of a challenge.
For strength training, there are a lot of demo's and videos here on Spark-- many of the videos are short (10 minutes or less) and require no equipment. Coach Nicole is really good at mentioning modifiers to make things easier.
I don't think it's realistic to think someone would go from being a total couch potato, to doing Insanity or something like that, overnight. There may indeed be some people who could do it.... but for a lot of us, it wouldn't be something we could sustain for more than a week before giving up.
Ruth in Cookeville, TN Central Time Zone
Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think - Christopher Robin to Pooh
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