First you should understand that making changes in your body can take time and hard work. To this end you should not make a long term plan. Instead chalk out goals that are short term and which over time will help you to reach your goal. Hiring a personal trainer to help you get started and plan a proper exercise routine for you will be of great help.
Once you decide to undergo a workout program, you should plan in advance. For instance, if your schedule needs the outdoors, you should make arrangements for indoor exercise also so that when the weather does not permit you will not miss out on your workout. You could use the opportunity to join a club, or purchase your own sports equipment for indoor use.
Your workouts should be in sync with your daily schedule
If you are a working person or need to be out of the house at specific times of the day, you should pick a time during the day which will suit your above activities. Joining a regular class may not be for you as you may have to miss a few classes depending on your schedule. However, if you do miss a class try and make up the lost opportunity by going for a long walk.
Track your workouts in writing
You should keep a diary in which you should record what type of activity you performed on a particular day, and the length of time. You could also record the exertion put in or heart rate target. This will help you to track the progress you are making and how far you have come since starting. You could get your personal trainer to help you to keep the diary up to date.
Enjoy the workouts
When you decide to start working out make sure you choose a routine which will make it a fun activity. Select exercises that you would enjoy doing. You could rotate the activities, like biking one day and walking the next. Listening to music while exercising, would help to soothe the mind.
Having company while you exercise could turn the workout into a kind of ‘buddy’ sharing. You should not stick to the same old routine keep trying new ideas like joining a dance exercise class or a class for water-walking. You could also take up some sport like golf or tennis.
Get the family involved
Getting your family members involved while exercising could prove fun also. Instead of gathering around the TV, get the able members to go with you biking or for a nice long walk. Having the right company you will be able to source out new interesting areas and enjoy a few adventures.
A good and healthy habit
To really feel the impact of exercise on your body, you need to do your workouts over a period of several months and in fact working out should become a part of your everyday routine. Initially you may miss a couple of workouts, but with the help of a personal trainer you will soon find yourself becoming a regular and in fact looking forward to doing the routines.