I never fail to be surprised by how much misunderstanding and trepidation surrounds working out. Women who have not yet committed to a regular exercise routine have the general perception that you have to kill yourself to get in shape.
In the 1970s, Jane Fonda popularized the phrase “No pain, no gain,” and I wouldn’t be surprised if that’s where all these misconceptions started.
What’s sad is that this perspective keeps so many away from regular exercise; given how daunting it all seems, is it any surprise that people turn to diets instead?
That’s unfortunate, because diets alone are quite useless. That may sound like an overstatement, but it’s not. The truth is that regular exercise is essential to maintaining a trim and healthy physique.
There is no way around it.
Make no mistake, exercise does take dedicated work on your part, but it doesn’t require you to sacrifice all of your time and energy.
My clients are always stunned at just how little they have to exercise to achieve real and lasting results.
In fact, from the 4 minute workout and then building up to 20-30 minute workouts 3 times a week is all you will need.
The hour long high intensity workout isn’t necessary- in fact it’s dangerous and also just choosing to download workouts here and there can seriously impact your thyroid.
Do as much as it necessary- not as is possible.
When you decide to choose group based exercise as your exercise option you are giving away your power. It’s time to take back control with these simple suggestions in this week’s podcast to make sure you are getting the most out of every minute of your workouts for a meaningful training practice towards your Body & Lifestyle goals.
Links mentioned in this episode:
– The Worst Exercise to Do for Women over 35 and What to Do Instead
– Why you need to focus on Building Lean Muscle in your 40s & 50s
– Free Masterclass: How to Get into Your Best Shape Yet
– FREE Beginner Kettlebell Workouts
– The 6 Week Transformation Challenge
Download your FREE Beginner Kettlebell Workouts
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