This goes to my point about getting started. It doesn’t matter what you want to do for exercise, especially if you never get started. I always fall back on walking. If you don’t know what to do for exercise, just start walking. I know that in Maine right now, 2/14/19 walking in certain places is an invitation to some broken bones. If you wanted to get started walking outside, you would have to be deliberate about where and when. If you can’t figure out what to start with, start walking in a gym. Borrow or find a free treadmill. If you get started walking at the gym, you will have the habit of going to the gym. Then when you decide to start spin class, yoga, strength training, etc you will already have the habit of going to the gym.
Don’t make this hard on yourself. Start with three days a week. Dust off whatever exercise equipment is in your basement, check out your free or low-cost community exercise classes. Call my office if some type of pain or dysfunction is keeping you from the exercise you’d like to do. The point is to just get started doing—anything.
Believe me, I had patients start their exercise program by just parking their car further from the office each day. If you don’t get started with something easy, something now, you may not have it when you want to train for something big. People start training for marathons by walking, it’s that simple. I believe in you and have seen too many people overcome over the years.
They did it, so can you. You just have to get started….with something.