I never liked to workout. When I hit my 20s, my metabolism began to slow down a little. Which meant that with no exercise, my weight began to go up. I realized that I needed to begin to exercise if I wanted to stay healthy. I knew that I needed to come up with an exercise routine that would involve my entire body.
I found a yoga app on my phone called Daily Yoga. This app goes step-by-step on how to assume the positions and how to transfer from one position to another. I began to do this every day. After a week, I began to feel myself become more limber and was able to hold the positions much longer. Each week, I got better and better.
Then, I began to work out on the strider machine I have. The machine has several difficulty levels. It also has over a dozen pre-programed routines.
I also began to play tennis again. I would go in backyard and practice for at least an hour every day. I would then practice soccer for an hour.
I bought a small dumbbell so I could work out my arms while watching TV. When I was watching TV and my arms got tired, I would do stretches.
I once thought working out meant that one had to go to a gym. Perform the same exercise over and over again, like walk on a treadmill or elliptical machine. While those are good to do, there are plenty of other options.
I would suggest that anyone interested in beginning a workout routine, find an exercise that interests you. Practice your favorite sport. Exercise may be hard work, but it does not have to feel like it. Playing basketball or tennis can burn calories even though you are having fun.
I made a plan to follow when it came to my exercise and stuck with it. I would encourage others do the same. Creating a schedule to follow gives someone something to focus on. Writing it down on a calendar or planner may be helpful for visual people.
Since I began exercising on more routine basis with a varied workout, I feel better about myself. I also feel that my health will be better in the long run. My last piece of advice for anyone who is considering exercise is to think of your health and the people in your life who rely on you.