When in doubt...
When in doubt..
Just workout. Pretty catchy huh? No not really? Oh well. Seriously though, a lot of people have trouble getting started with exercise because they are tired. They work a full time job, come home to their usual duties, and they just don’t see where they can fit exercising in to their schedule. The best advice I have is to start very small. I think we can all agree we could make 30 minutes in our schedule somewhere. You can check your Instagram or Facebook and see how much time you spend there, and for most people it’s probably at least 30 minutes. If it’s not social media, maybe it’s something else they waste time on.
For me, before I ever got into the fitness industry, I would spend time working out in the evening with my kids, or after they went to bed. I started out doing body weight stuff like pushups and core work, then I would buy a couple of dumbbells, then I bought some knock off TRX straps, then a pull up bar. Eventually I even invested in a squat rack and barbell. This was more reasonable to me than joining a gym at the time, because my kids were young and would’ve had to have stayed in the child care area of these big box gyms. It also cut down on traveling to and from the gym.
The point is, I started where I could with what I had. I’m not saying you have to spend a ton of money on equipment (though most of what I bought was used and very affordable) but you can do a lot with very little, and not spend a ton of time. More often than not, you will feel more energized after exercising than if you plop down on the couch and watch Netflix. AND you can still watch Netflix while you workout if you’re doing it at home. Instead of Netflix and chill it’ll be Netflix and.. build? Like build muscle? Just kidding I’m not THAT lame, I don’t think.
Of course, if you need some advice on what exercises you can do, or if you’d like to hear more dad jokes, just email me at Mountainfitnesspt@gmail.com