The summer is a season where we look forward to getting outdoors more, going on vacations, hanging out on the beach etc., and it helps a lot to enjoy these moments when we are in better shape. It is an inconvenience to try and do fun things with family and friends and getting out of breath by performing simple activities.
The first day of summer is right around the corner but you still have plenty of time to try and get fit to enjoy it even more. A great way to do this is focus. The easiest way I find to keep focused is by using a specific program with a specific goal in mind. Good programs to consider are ones which have some sort of time frame.
The reason I think these type of programs work is because you go in with a goal in mind and you are more likely to stick to it. For example, when I got involved with my fitness business, I used a 90-day fitness program. I stuck to it because I knew I could handle 90 days. It was easy and I didn’t stray because I had a set plan of working out.
You can do the same by setting some sort of time frame, be clear on what your goals are (lose 10 pounds, 20 pounds, gain muscle mass, etc.) and stick to it. This could mean making a decision to go to the gym 4 to 5 days a week or making sure you walk, jog, or run every other day after work. Just keep in mind that you want to do it for 30 days, 90 days, or however long you set and it will make it easier to stick to it.
Programs to Consider
Some good fitness programs that are popular and continue to gain in popularity can be used right at home. This makes it convenient and removes the excuse of not having enough time. If you are already at home, you should be able to devote at least one hour a day to your workout.
Two popular programs to consider are:
90 Days – They are both extreme fitness programs with a few differences. P90X® is a 90-day program that combines cardio, weights, and yoga to get into shape. Its basis is on “muscle confusion” which prevents the body from adapting to the same workout over a period of time. Many people have had success with this one. I used the first version of it called P90®.
60 Days – Insanity™ requires nothing more than your own body weight which is cool. It is a 60-day program that is based on plyometrics. My dad will be starting the program shortly and he is in his 60’s. He is in great shape already so I’m sure he will like the intensity. If you want to burn a lot of calories, this is one to consider.
Write down your goals and mark them off on a calendar. 30, 60, or 90 days go a lot faster than you think and imagine what you can achieve if you stick to a good fitness program.