The best way to improve your fitness is to stop imagining there is shortcut towards getting fit and actually put some effort into your exercise routine. You may decide to use various excuses as to why you cannot exercise, such as the fact you are unable to afford your own personal trainer or cannot find the time to get to the gym, but it is only you who misses out by not doing any exercise. The only person you have to justify not getting enough exercise to is yourself, so that it is pretty pointless trying to look for reasons why you are unable to exercise when usually it is just because you can’t be bothered.
You therefore have to be in a positive frame of mind when it comes to exercise so that you can put your plan to lose weight, tone up, or simply increase your fitness levels into action. If you set yourself a goal at least you have something to aim for which will make doing exercise more bearable since you will keep your eyes on the prize.
You may not enjoy exercise, but you can always make the most of being able to eat more than usual without gaining weight or the fact that you look svelte and can fit into smaller clothing. If fitness itself is not enough to keep you motivated to stick to your exercise program you need to concentrate on some of the other benefits of getting fitter.
Indeed, it is important to find the motivation to exercise because you can’t simply to go the gym every few weeks and expect to achieve noticeable results since you need to take a consistent approach to fitness, which means working out for at least four or five times a week, half an hour each time. This might seem a lot if you’re not used to exercise, but seem minimal if you enjoy staying active, which is why you need to find a program that works for you.
If you’re the kind of person who finds working out in a gym tedious and prefer being out in the fresh air and exploring your surroundings then perhaps you should consider taking up running or cycling rather than spending a fortune on gym membership. Perhaps you have a very busy schedule and can’t leave the house because your kids are too young to be left unsupervised, but you can still fit exercise into your day if you have a piece of exercise equipment or fitness DVD to follow.
Basically, whatever kind of lifestyle you have you need to make exercise more of a priority if you want to improve your fitness so that you follow an exercise program for long enough to appreciate the benefits.