Start Out Slowly! No Gain With Pain - That Just Sets You Further Back.
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It's exciting to start working out. Short-term goals are obvious. Easy to get into a 'push past the pain/I DESERVE this pain/10 more minutes and my a$$ will be that much smaller' masochism. Especially if you've worked out before. Easy, therefore, to get injury.
Spasms, sprains, bad knees & ankles - I've had them all this way! My advice: even if you're returning, start at a beginner's level. Don't start with a 5 day workout plan: 2 or 3 days a week is fine! Take it easy!
Listen to pain - and stop even before you feel it, as a beginner. That INCLUDES the initial soreness (DOMS) you feel the first few days after a workout. Don't do it again until that's gone. Walk instead! Accept where you're at. No crazy plans until you're at a reasonable level of fitness.
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Everyone falls off the wagon at times, but it's not the fact that we fall off but the fact that we get back on, that counts. When you want to come back after time off, think about how far you've already come. Even if you gained back weight, or maybe gained back all and then some, you've still never gone completely back to that old you. You STILL are in the fight to be healthy, and that has to count for something!
If you follow this secret, you won't look at getting/staying healthy as a chore but something that is fun and makes you happy.
starting is the first step. incorporate simple quick excercises through out the day, such as, a 10 minute walk, go up the stairs, do some weightlifting, pop in a video, dance around the house. simple steps will lead to more. 104
I have noticed that if I set goals that are too far fetched to start such as excercise for an hour I become overwhelmed.
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