If you, like many of us, were infected with summer laziness (cocktails, afternoon naps, sunbathing, it’s-so-hot-I-can’t-move, etc.), you know that autumn is the perfect season for getting back in shape. It’s not that easy as it sounds, though. Persistency and constant motivation are required. Still, it’s not that difficult either. It’s all about taking baby steps when you start, because taking some time off requires starting from the beginning when you decide to bounce back. From that “bounce” on, all you need to do is make gradual progress, until you reach the point where you are satisfied with both your body and level of fitness. Stick around while we explain the benefits of being in shape, the ways of achieving that and the different techniques you can use.
Why Being in Shape Matters?
Women tend to think that a killer shape is reserved for men with the primary focus on bodybuilding, or having a six-pack at the least. Though most of us wouldn’t want similar effects, that doesn’t mean we don’t want to be healthy and good-looking. It is important for our confidence, because not a lot of women want to look in the mirror and see big belly fat. Seeing a healthy, fit body, however, is a great reason to start every day loving yourself. This further influences your social life, and you feel more relaxed among people. Most importantly, being fit means that you have a healthier organism prepared to face all the challenges.
How to Get Back in Shape?
First step is to determine just how badly out of shape you really are. This will help you follow your progress later on. It can be done easily, no personal trainer needed. Measure the time you can jog, see how many push-ups, sit-ups and pull-ups you can do. Work up the courage to step on the scales. Repeat this test every two or three weeks. When you notice the first changes, you’ll have enough motivation to do it all the way. Working out with a friend (if you two were together on cocktail parties all summer, even better), can help both of you be successful and never give up. Start small, and then build up the intensity and duration of the training sessions.
What’s your Weapon of Choice?
There are many ways and techniques to get in or back in shape. If it is easier for you, you can start by working out at home, jogging with a friend or a dog or doing some individual sports like swimming or skating. For skating, I would recommend you to go to Free Skateshop. Some ladies prefer exercising in larger groups, so low-intensity aerobics in the beginning and power aerobics later is best for you, if you are one of them. If you opt for the gym, you should make some sort of workout plan and create and follow a post workout nutrition guide. This is useful for all other physical activities too. Some women like their workout time to be fun. And why not make it so? Various activities, such as Zumba, trampoline fitness, Bokwa, cycle karaoke or even some dancing lessons, are made to be fun and to burn fat at the same time. Even though yoga is often considered to be merely a means of relaxation and reaching inner peace, it is possible to use it to be fit. As long as you perform yoga movements with certain intensity, it can provide muscle exercise and cardiovascular benefits.
In 2 to 4 weeks your body will recruit more muscles and become more efficient. It takes about 4 to 6 weeks, however, to get back on track completely and develop your routine. You go, girl!
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18 thoughts on “Hello Autumn: Getting Back in Shape!”
I find it difficult at first to get myself back to the gym, but now it feels weird when I skip working out 🙂 Motivation comes from ourselves.
Oh Dear Bumblebees
very cool and helpful post! thanks for sharing!!!!:)
Great post. I find that people will work out when they enjoy the actual workout they are doing. For myself, I hate to run so that is completely out of the question when it comes to working out. However, for other people, running is the best thing in the world to them. As long as you find something you enjoy doing, working out is actually great. It’s just not the same for everyone. Have a great weekend!
really nice post!!
Great post!! I love sports, in special jogging!
I agree with you, fall is the perfect time to start working out! Zumba must be very good, and I love dancing, but unfortunately I still have to convince myself that exercising is very god, to body and soul! I will really try! Hope you have a very nice weekend!
nice post… motivatedd! 🙂
great post! Group workouts are a;lways fun to do!!
Great post dear
im lacking motivation BIG time
thanks for the post 🙂
much required motivation…thanks buddy…i will head to the gym soon
I’ve just get back to gym these days….was a little har the first days but now I’m in control
great tips, girl, work-out on regular basis is the best way to stay healthy
This is a reminder for me to start working out again. I’ve been a sloth for too long now.
Thanks for this post Swati.. truly need this..
Very motivating…i also started my journey again..dedication and perseverance is must 🙂
Loved reading your article, I try to do some small exercise to be in good shape but get lazy now and then
lovely motivating post.. I really started gyming again soo I really needed this .. Thanks Swati 🙂
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