I've learned you must find activities you love to do in order to stick with it. Once I started running, I found that I actually enjoy it! My friend introduced me to girlfight, an all girls Muay Thai class (MMA) that I fell in love with also. Exercise is no longer a chore; I look forward to it!
I used the c25k program to get started with running 7 months ago; found the info using google.
If you're in NJ, check out girlfight with a free 2 week membership: www.thegirlfight.com
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I know for optimal weight loss and to avoid plateaus as often as possible, you should do many different types of exercises, including strength training. I do not dispute this; but the secret to exercising daily is to look forward to it, to be excited about it. And that will only happen if you find your passion and run with it! Discover what type of exercise you love and get out there and do it!
If you want to stick with an exercise plan, my advice to you is find something that you are passionate about. It may take you a while to find it, but I guarantee you will find it. I never exercised on a regular basis as an adult. I started swimming. Got up to 70 laps a day. But I didn't enjoy it. I dreaded geting in that pool. I started Zumba classes in Nov. Finally I found it! Something that excites me. I've never said this before, but I can't wait to exercise now. Zumba! My passion.
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