Fall is the best time to get started and get active. The weather is still warm enough to enjoy the outdoors.
Not to mention, starting in the Fall gets you prepared for the holidays. If you start now, by the time the holidays are here, you will start to notice how the increased activity is making you look and feel. You will sparkle at all your holiday functions! You smile more. All that positive energy motivates you to continue the fitness program into the New Year.
By the time Winter rolls around, if you stick with it, you’ll start to look forward to being physically active. Winter is much more enjoyable when are more active. Instead of hibernating for the winter and gaining additional weight, you are working out and feeling good. Too cold to go outside? Create an indoor exercise routine. It can be something you are doing already or something that is fun and a bit outrageous. You are now dancing while cleaning now. Why? It makes you happy and keeps you physically active.
Why make physical activity a part of your everyday life?
Physical activity makes you feel good. When you feel good, you look good and are more confident.
When you work out, you will find that you take better care of yourself and eating healthy will probably become part of your routine too. Bonus! Your lifestyle will be healthier. All because you made a few small changes.
How do you start a fitness routine?
It’s easy to start. Start slow and have realistic goals. Walking a few days a week is an easy way to get started. No fancy equipment required, you can walk anywhere. Plus, walking is a great stress reliever. All you need to do is take a 15 minute walk 4 days a week. 15 minutes is manageable too – no matter how crazy your schedule, you can spare 15 minutes. Soon enough, you will look forward to “your 15 minutes”.
I recommend listening to positive fun happy music while walking or working out. The type that makes you dance! It’s ok to walk and dance. It’s your time, make it fun…Don’t forget to smile!
I promise by spring,
you’ll be thankful you started now!
Susanne Veder Berger is an author, educator, business executive and mother, who currently lives' on New York City's Upper West Side. Susanne has held a variety of executive positions in the field of marketing for CitiGroup, the U.S. Tennis Association and a number of other companies and organizations. Over the past 4 years, Susanne has been working with inner city high school students in Brooklyn, New York helping them develop self-esteem, prepare for college and secure internships – Susanne Veder Berger's work in education is centered around the implementation of extra curricular activities and the development of student-run journalism programs.