Many people hold the stereotype that if you are poor, you have to be fat. We are here to tell you that that is not true! Sure, you might not have the money to join an expensive gym and buy a lot of exercise equipment, or you might have less trendy exercise apparel. You do not need any of that to get into great shape. There are many ways to stay fit, even if you are on a tight budget.
Get Mentally Ready
First, get yourself ready mentally. Commit to getting fit and make a decision to do it as soon as today. Give yourself a few goals so that you will have something to aim for. Make sure your goals are realistic, so that you are more likely to meet them. Keep track of your progress and make a few changes if you are not reaching your goals on time.
One fun option is dancing. Dancing will burn lots of calories. Just check out “Dancing With The Stars.” You may even discover a new talent that you did not know you had. Hiking is another exercise to explore. A good pair of walking shoes and you will get fresh air and drop those pounds – not to mention it’s so good for your cardiovasclar system! Both of these options usually require some friends participation. If you have a dog, taking it for a walk will be beneficial to both of you.
Simply try to be more active throughout your day. You do not have to work out for more than thirty minutes everyday for your fitness program to be efficient if you make an effort to be more active.
Exercises on the internet
Look on the internet for other exercises. Just do a few searches for exercises you can do at home, focusing on cardiovascular workouts and strength training. Look for Yoga exercises. Yoga is another effective exercise you can do with no equipment. You don’t even need a yoga mat, you can use a towel instead.
Diet and Meal Planning
Make a few changes to your diet. Working out will be easier if you eat healthy meals and drink plenty of water. You need to introduce more fruits, vegetables, lean meats and organic products in your diet. Get rid of soda, fast foods, fried foods and other unhealthy aliments. Losing weight should be easy once you get rid of foods too rich in sugar, fat, sodium and high fructose corn syrup. Make an effort to eat smaller portions and follow a schedule. This is never easy in the beginning but it does get easier!
Secondhand Exercise Equipment
Buying exercise equipment can be expensive and stressful. Many people don’t realize that you can find fitness equipment online or at thrift stores for fractions of the original cost! Don’t forget to check your local shops before you give up on owning some quality fitness equipment. (Even if these machines aren’t in peak condition, you can always buy exercise equipment parts and repair them yourself.)
The very best path to fitness is one that becomes a part of your life. Focus on using any opportunity to become more active, and make sure your diet supports good nutrition. Use some or all of the ideas in this article to reach your goal for a fit and healthy body.
Chuck has 15 years experience in muscle building and fitness. To see more click here.