5 Helpful Things to Do to Start Your Personal Fitness Program

The most common challenge that people we talk to face is how to incorporate fitness into their lives. They know they have to do something to get in shape but they really don’t know how. It can be discouraging because of the abundance of information out there

So where do we begin? Or is the question: How do we begin?

The very first thing you need do is go to your doctor and get the approval to start exercising.

Your doctor may also provide some helpful tips as well.

After you get the “OK” from your doctor, try these 5 things to help you get started:


1.Make the Choice to Start Exercising and Eating Right >> this generates commitment and without commitment you do not go anywhere!

2.Write Down What You Do

Write down everything you do during the week and on weekends.

You should make a list for each day of the week. Here’s why…..

Knowing your schedule will help you set realistic goals and help you find a few hours a week to start exercising.

You’ll have a visual perspective on what you can and can’t do with your routine. This will help you establish a doable plan.

3.Research and Get Information

Most people do not have enough information before they start a work out program.

So how do we get the information we need?

Find a source of information you like and take notes. We have plenty of information on the internet!

Find the simplest and easiest workouts and nutrition tips. Don’t over load yourself with information.

If you have the money, hire a personal trainer for a few sessions to help you get started. Hiring a personal trainer is a great way to get started because you have made a commitment to meet someone to workout.

4.Create a Simple Plan and Set Realistic Goals

For example, “I will work out for a half an hour for 3 days this week. I will eat a little less each meal.” Simple is success.

5.Execute Your Plan

Now that you have a plan, all you need to do is follow it. This is another big step. You should look at your plan every day upon waking.

Life is filled with making decisions, knowing your commitments, getting information, planning and execution.