Published on January 6th, 2015 | by Samantha Levine0
New Year, New Workout Plan!
Happy New Year! Now that we have a brand new year upon us, filled with resolutions, and new diet regimens, I thought it would be the perfect time to kick off the best health magazines and exercises to get you in shape for 2015.
So before we get into all that, let’s face it we all make plans to start eating healthier and hit the gym after work, and then before we know it’s later than planned and heading to the gym is the last thing you want to do after a long day. So before you jump into a new gym membership here’s a few tips for your new year, new workout plan.
1. Make a short and to the point workout plan!
Instead of just going hard on the treadmill, try starting out with a 30 minute workout combining a few exercises such as squats, lunges, push-ups, etc. Make sure you warm-up and stretch out a bit as needed before really getting into your workout. Do each exercise for about 10-15 repetitions, and then switch to another exercise.
Follow up your exercises with a minute of cardio, such as jogging in place or jumping jacks. Repeat this routine doing different exercises such as a variation of ab crunches, low back lifts, or even stretches.
2. Practice, practice, practice!
You’ll want to rehearse your workout over and over again so that it becomes comfortable for you to keep in your daily routine. It’s easy to tell yourself you’re going to start slow and work your way up to a more advanced workout routine, and then slip back into old patterns of skipping the gym for a day. Practice makes perfect, so you should commit to a plan that is going to stick for you and stay true to it.
3. Don’t overdo it!
Staying fit is an ongoing process. It’s good to set goals for yourself, but results don’t just happen overnight. Be sure to set yourself up to work at a good steady pace and not to run yourself down to the point of complete exhaustion.
4. While Away on Vacation….
It’s always nice to have a break from your everyday life. Whether you’re taking time off for a long or short period of time, keep in mind that a break from your workout routine is still a break. So it’s good to be conscious to ease yourself back into your exercise regimen, particularly if you are not continuing to work out while you are away.
Now with all this being said, it never hurts to have some extra tips and encouragement when getting in shape. Here’s some magazines that are great for helping you stay fit and focused for the new year:
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