Or you can combine jogging with some traditional exercise tho.. k man good luck
I did this with running because I was not a great runner. Little bit to start with then longer and longer. Now I love running and look forward to it.
I think the key place to start is why must you do them.
Next best place is to take in small bites while celebrating every step. Start with 5 if each for a week and keep stepping it up.
You are able to do it many times over and so much more
In terms of a core exercise to substitute for sit-ups or crunches I like using the Bodyblade system of exercise. This requires you to purchase a Bodyblade from bodyblade.com
If you are average height and weight then buy the CLASSIC one. The bodyblade is a length of plastic that oscillates back and forth when held in the middle and pushed back and forth. You can watch the videos on the website. When standing upright and using the proper technique this exercise provide instant core strengthening and terrific upper body resistance training in the short space of 6 to 10 minutes.
You could start with 2, but if you really dread stretching, maybe 1 is enough for now. Decide the length: 30 seconds? 1 minute?
Find a way to integrate it in the routine e.g. set s reminder or write a post it, or use the app. Also, once you have completed an exercise, take time to notice if you feel any physical benefits, or if you feel any different as a result. For example, if your shoulders feel looser or less tense, that might motivate you to repeat the related stretching exercise.
You're much more likely to stick with an exercise-routine if you're doing something you enjoy.
Better not to do something than do it resentfully.
When you're in a positive mood (maybe after a pleasant walk) try just One push-up…and Celebrate that you did it!
Always take small steps: celebrate your progress; anfd accept any "back-sliding" as part of life (and just start again when you feel ready). If in a month, say, you're still only doing One push-up, that's fine – it's still one more than you used to do! Go easy on yourself. Enjoy your journey 🙂
I've made a dance playlist of all of my favorite music that keeps me out of my head so I don't experience all of that doubt. Or another fun thing is watch a silly workout video on YouTube.
Start very gradually, with a period of exercise that is so short that nobody could consider it a chore. Do not be in a hurry to extend the exercise time. For example, if you were to go from 10 minutes a day (Week1) to an hour a day (Week2), you could be soon back to feeling like you don’t want to exercise for an hour. Also, know your limits, and use the easy version of an exercise where that’s right for you, or even avoid certain exercises if you know they aren’t right for you. Warm up and cool down, and build up strength, stamina and flexibility gradually.
- Any recommendations for easy and short exercises in the morning?
- How do you get out of bed when you’re so tired?
- Do you do the same exercise routine every day or do you mix it up?
- How quickly am I supposed to move from the minimum exercise to something more difficult? Is it okay if I’m still not inspired/motivated to step up my game after a month?
- Are you hydrated?
- What do you do when you just don’t feel like working out/exercising?
- What is your cue? What is your reward?
- What’s the appropriate amount of time to work out after eating?
- Is it better to do light exercise for 90 minutes, or heavy exercise for 30 minutes? The goal is mostly weight loss.
- What do you do when something prevents you from doing your usual exercise method/routine? I have asthma so I can’t run outside. I usually play Step Mania because it gets my heart rate going. But sometimes my tech doesn’t work. And I don’t really have the space to do Zumba or other aerobics. I’ve tried going to the gym, but it takes so much extra time to get ready and leave the house and etc. Difference between spending exactly 30 minutes vs 90 minutes with commuting and getting situated and etc. at the gym. I don’t want exercise to be something I dread doing. Does anyone have something fun they do at home for exercise?