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3 Steps To Starting a Successful Fall Exercise Program
Ah, the crisp cool breeze, the invigorating feel of the outdoors as the leaves start to turn colors, the sound of kids laughing on their way to school.
Fall is the time for new beginnings. New classes, new curriculum, new programs, new start. You've relaxed over the summer and now you're ready to reach higher, push further.
You're pumped. You're excited about starting a new season. You're ready to tackle new challenges.
There's nothing like feeling the momentum of new beginnings. If you've been wanting to lose weight and get into amazing shape, why not use this momentum to your advantage?
Momentum is one of the most underrated factors in achieving a better body.
Momentum can give you what you need to start an exercise program, stick with it and reap major rewards.
As we all know, it's very easy to do something when we feel excited about it. This is not a bad thing if you learn to use it.
This initial excitement does wear off eventually, but by the time it does, you could be so far ahead already, that maintenance is easy.
Why not use this initial excitement to kick-start your treadmill exercise program?
Plan a program that you can get excited about, something that will push you just beyond where you are at right now physically. Then go for it! Don't wait until that excitement wears off. Do it! Live in the moment.
With that in mind, here are 3 steps to planning a treadmill exercise program that gets results:
1) Grab a journal or notebook and write down everything you want to achieve in vivid detail. How do you want to look? How do you want to feel? What would you like to fit into? etc.
Reread this vivid description at least once a day. By keeping in mind the end result, you'll be highly motivated to push yourself further.
2) Start exercising and make notes on every workout session that you do. How long did you go? What was your perceived exertion? How many miles did you cover?
3) Review your workout session notes every week and then add something a little bit more challenging to the next week's workout.
For example, if your average exercise time last week was 20 minutes - up your average time to 30 minutes. If your perceived exertion was 5 on a scale of 1 to 10 then up it to 7. Make these little adjustments every week and you will be progressing leaps and bounds towards your fitness goals!
Plus the inspiration you get from charting your progress will keep you going long after that initial momentum is fizzling out.
By following these steps and using the fall momentum to inspire you, starting a treadmill exercise program becomes both exciting AND easy. Learn to use momentum to your advantage and you'll achieve more than you ever dreamed possible!
Kathryn O'Neill is chief editor for Treadmill Review, a consumer oriented website focusing on the home treadmill market.
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