TIME TO GET ON YOUR FITNESS CREATING A FITNESS SCHEDULE

TIME TO GET ON YOUR FITNESS CREATING A FITNESS SCHEDULE

I’m pretty sure that I’m in the minority, but I love working out. I didn’t always, however, love what now brings me joy. In high school I never thought twice about working out.

I had soccer and track. My practices, meets and games were my exercise. I had to train during the summer for soccer tryouts and running a timed 1.5 miles/2.4 km seemed like a marathon. In between seasons I would go to the gym to stay in shape.

I remember hopping onto an elliptical next to the 20-something assistant track coach one day. I stopped after 15 minutes, but she continued for at least 30. “Oh, my gosh! How long are you going to do that thing for? Aren’t you bored?” I asked. She responded, “One day, you’ll understand.” A few years later, I did.

Whether or not you played sports in high school or college, you most likely were never given a schedule for what a fitness routine should look like for your physical well-being. That aside, what should it look like to get skinny again? Exercise is a science and the recommendations are always changing. Currently, it is advised to get least 150 minutes of moderate cardiovascular exercise each week.

This can be achieved through 30 to 60 minutes of moderate activity 5 days a week or 20 to 60 minutes of vigorous activity 3 days a week. You can break this up as well into increments of 10 minutes. In addition, 2 to 3 days a week, adults should train most muscle groups through resistance exercises. Flexibility training 2 to 3 days a week is also recommended. I hope I didn’t I lose you there with all the numbers, but the rest of the book is going to be very simple, I promise!