12 Tips to Jumpstart Your Exercise Program

Its mid-February....are you close to quitting your exercise program you started in January? Don't...you just need a jumpstart to keep you going (or get you going again)!


So, here are 12 Tips to get your exercise jumpstarted:

1. Clear your mind and refocus. You want to be healthier, right? Focus on this goal first. You want a lean body? Do it. If you stop now, you won't reach either goal.

2. Make sure your goals are realistic, such as keeping an active lifestyle, burning body fat (losing inches) and losing 1-2 pounds a week.

3. Start moving more during the day....all movement burns calories, so get moving already! Matter of fact, don't wait until your workout to get moving. Every burned calorie counts no matter how you get it done.

Here's some pointers to get you moving around all day:

--Walk during your breaks at work.

--Walk 20 minutes first thing in the morning or at the end of your day.

--Walk the stairs instead of riding in the elevator.

--Do exercises while watching your favorite television show.

--Do yardwork and house chores.

4.Start today with your great meal plan full of nutritious, whole foods that you like.

5. On Day 2, start a 20-minute interval cardio routine of walking, jogging or sprinting. Do this cardio 2-3 days a week.

For example, you could jog for 1 minute and walk 1 minute. Do this rotation for 20 minutes. Progress to sprint intervals when you are ready.

6. On Day 3, begin doing a 20-minute full bodyweight strength exercise workout. You need to build lean muscle in order to burn fat and speed up your metabolism. Do your bodyweight exercise routine 3 days a week.

Exercises like squats, lunges, inverted rows, pushups, pullups and dips work well.

7. Schedule a fun activity each week such as a hike, jump rope games, hopscotch, volleyball, etc. If you do something like this more than once a week, that's even better. The purpose is to stay active with enjoyable activities.

8. Dance, dance, dance.....this is great full body exercise that's fun!

9. Organize a weekly neighborhood kickball game. Everybody likes kickball and its easy and fun.

10. Start training for a charity walk or run. Many people use this tactic for motivation. You don't have to run a half marathon or marathon. It could be a 2-3 mile walk or run.

11. Try a group exercise class like spin or Zumba for fun and support.

12. Buy a medicine ball and do full-body exercises with it. Medicine ball exercises are naturally fun and demanding at the same time.

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About Mark

About Mark

Mark Dilworth is a Lifestyle and Weight Management Specialist and since 2006 he has owned Your Fitness University, Her Fitness Hut, My Fitness Hut, Sports Fitness Hut.

Mark has helped thousands of clients and readers make lifestyle changes that lead to better long-term health, which includes acceptable body fat and ideal body weight.He does not recommend fad diets, quick weight loss gimmicks, starvation diets, weight loss pills, fat burner supplements and the like.