60 Days till Spring

January 20th, 2012 by Lou Leave a reply »

So we finally got snow here on the island. Long Island that is. We’re supposed to get an additional 3 to 5 inches tonight into sat afternoon. So why all the talk on snow? Becauuuse…there is 60 days till spring!!! Yeaaahhh!! 2 months people.

It’s time to get moving. Hey, sixty days is not a lot of time. For those of us who have been exercising, great, keep going and improving. For those who haven’t, there is no time like the present, amen?

Okay, now what? You need to assess where you are physically. Look at where your calories are coming from. Next pick a time when you can exercise REGULARLY and CONSISTENTLY. The most important word here is consistency. Unless you can be consistent you’ll sputter and give up.

It takes 21 days or so to CREATE a habit, so those first 3 weeks are critical. DO NOT GIVE UP. THIS IS YOUR LIFE WE’RE TALKING ABOUT HERE. Do not allow any distraction. Remember, you have established beforehand what is a good time and days. Yes, we understand stuations come up but you have to be determined to stick with the program.

If you’re a male, age is 45 or older or female 50 or older, consider visiting your doctor and getting a complete physical; this way you can proceed with complete confidence. Your physician could advice you as to whether or not there are any contraindications; in other words what exercises to stay away from.

Lastly, if you could, partner up with another so you can have a training buddy. This is a great way to stay motivated and add a little competition. You will also be accountable to one another. If one falters the other could pick him/her up and vise versa.

Remember the acronym KISS; keep it simple shweetheart (think H.Bogart)


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