I started walking in my neighborhood, and I have a Yoga mat (Ross has a great selection) and hand weights (Amazon) that I use at least every other day (great lessons on YouTube for anything you want and at any level).
I made my first trip to the senior center Downtown Durham and signed up to use the fitness center. I connected with two classmates, and we commit to each other to come back. We do.
I needed to remove all barriers to procrastination. Make a plan and work it, as they say. Here’s the plan for getting ready.
- Schedule the time. Block out time on your calendar to do it. Turn off the TV, and you’ll be surprised how much free time you have.
- Buy some cute outfits so you don’t have to ponder over and stress out about what to throw on. If you haven’t exercised before, you won’t have anything suitable. I found some great buys at Dollar General (of all places). I’ve washed them and am happy to report the quality has held up (I have no interest in buying designer workout clothes…at least not yet).
- Organize everything. I organized the outfits with all the tops and sports bras in one drawer, and the bottoms in another. Everything is somewhat arranged by color.
- Bought another pair of sneakers (Ross for $20). I wanted a pair that matched most of my outfits.
- Bought a lightweight backpack. Whether I’m walking in the neighborhood or at the gym (senior center), I carry my ID and health insurance card. This backpack is lightweight and has a place for my water bottle. When I travel, it rolls and folds up into it’s own pouch.
I’ve been walking for a month or so (only about one mile, but hills). I’ve gone to the center for a week. I’m already seeing results…less back fat is the most noticeable LOL.
Tip: Lay your outfit out the night before, and put it on when you get up. When you’re ready, you’ll be ready.
Here are my dumbbell set with stand and backpack.
Have you made a plan and had results? Let us know in the comments. PEACE.