One of the most popular new year’s resolutions is getting healthy. This is further defined by the other resolutions such as: quitting smoking and losing weight. I myself stopped making new year’s resolutions years ago but I want to share some tips to those who want to get fit in 2017.
2,5 years ago I switched from running to fitness because I wanted to tone up my muscles. I am a member of a gym nearby my office. If one day I miss it, I do the exercises at home. These are three YouTube channels I use when exercising at home.
If you are a beginner and have never exercised before, this 30 minutes power walk for beginner from Jessica Smith might be something for you. The exercises are easy, you only need to walk with some movement as variations in between the intervals. I follow Jessica’s power walk training for cardio. Especially now in the winter, I’d rather stay inside when it is really cold to walk outside. The channel offers other kinds of exercising beside power walking.
The goal of FitnessBlender is making health and fitness attainable, affordable, and approachable. There are more of 500 free exercise videos available on YouTube. They vary from levels, my faves are HIIT-exercises. FitnessBlender is run by husband and wife, Daniel and Kelli. I happen to find Daniel’s voice who gives instructions, very calming. From FitnessBlender channel I chose this Low Impact Cardio Workout for beginners. It is easy and you burn calories = fat loss.
Fitness and Pilates instructor Cassey Ho is the owner of Blogilates. Cassey’s enthusiasm is contagious and very encouraging. On her website Blogilates you find not only videos but also recipes of healthy food. I am a fan of her pilates and short training focusing on abs and arm. This one from the early years of Blogilates is POP Pilates for beginner, total body workout.
Those are three of my favourite fitness YouTube channels. You can do all their training programmes at home. All you need are; internet data, a mat and a will. You can exercise in your own pace and on your own suitable time. Beside lifting weight at the gym, I have been doing Kayla Itsines Bikini Body Guide (BBG) for almost a year, I’m now in round 4 of BBG 1. I am no fitness blogger and not intend to be one. I started paying attention to tone my body somewhere in September 2014. And I have maintained this lifestyle which suits me well. I thought, if I can do it, why can’t you? Hence this post to share that getting fit is possible. You just need to start and do it.
Remember: Once you start exercising the result depends on your own effort. If you give 100%, you’d see it. For real beginners progress might be slow in the beginning but carry on and focus on your resolution: getting healthy and fit.
One thing I have learned to achieve maximum results; exercise, eat good nutritious food and take adequate rest. When you do this and are able to incorporate this in your daily life, then you’d have a healthy lifestyle.
I wish you all luck and perseverance!