Motivating Yourself To Get Moving

Step 2: Aim for the Bare Minimum to Start

You’ve likely heard the recommendation that most adults should aim for at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity activity a week, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. While that’s a great goal to aim for over time, it’s not very realistic if you’re not exercising at all.

Begin by setting small, realistic goals, says Chad Rethorst, PhD, associate professor of psychiatry at the University of Texas Southwest Medical Center in Dallas. “It might be a 5- to 10-minute walk a couple times a week to start out with and just progressing from there,” he says.

When you’re first starting out, apply the “What You Can When You Can” philosophy from authors Carla Birnberg and Roni Noone. Like the name implies, do whatever you can — walk your dog, stretch, garden, ride your bike — when you can. You might be surprised how those first small steps snowball into a larger daily routine.

Do what you can, just start moving. When you start seeing results it becomes addicting. If you need help getting started, contact me or click on my link for your free consultation. Make it a great day!!!

Philip “FitGuy46”

Published by FitGuy46

Hi I’m a recent grad from NASM. I am a Certified Personal Trainer. I specialize in fitness assessment, program design and weight training. I want to help people who have had difficulties in the past incorporating fitness as a lifetime goal. My desire is to help potential clients see fitness as a lifetime endeavor. My philosophy is that fitness should be sustainable and a lifelong goal. My plan as a fitness coach is to teach my clients to make and incorporate fitness as a permanent part of their lives to be engaging, and for the outcome to continuously be revolving into a better physical shape. Make it a GREAT DAY!!! Philip “FitGuy46”

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