Subtitle: a snippet from my in-box.
I know you may laugh but today I got up at 6ish and did 5 minutes on treadmill.
I thought if I start slow I might get on it again…………wish me luck
starting off right.
First, I love getting these kinds of emails as they serve to motivate ME as well.
34565th (Valerie? that’s for you)? this is precisely what I would tell some of my clients when I was a trainer.
If they were just starting out or just starting back I’d often recommend that they start with five minutes a day of their cardio o’choice.
no matter how much they wanted to do more once they got going (I know, MADNESS!).
the next week?
I’d up the amount to ten minutes a day following the same drill as above (depending on fitness level. sometimes we’d simply do just six minutes a day. it is all about setting ourselves —the royal ourselves—up for success, People.).
sure, at some point in my crazyplan they’d be doing cardio for a length of time a specific number of days per week—–but in the beginning, well, please to refer back to the email above.
now turn off your computer and get out there.
for 5 minutes or fifty.
sometimes it really doesnt matter which.