TRAINING SPACE & SETUP
You need a 2x2M space in your home to use as your workout area. Keep a sweat towel and water handy. Working out in sport shoes, or “tekkies” is recommended, although many people work out barefoot indoors. Do NOT work out in socks, as they tend to be a little slippery and may get you hurt.
Once you’ve completed the workout a few times, you may want to modify it to keep challenging yourself to better fitness:
- Repeat the Main workout section- twice, then three times.
- Include some, or all the suggested Upgrade exercises.
- Create a “wheel” around one exercise. So instead of walking or jogging on the spot between each exercise in the Main Routine, you repeat one of the exercises: You could, for example, do Step Jacks between each exercise.
Monitoring your progress over time is critical to keep you motivated! You can monitor in traditional ways like weighing yourself, or measuring cm’s, but you can also measure yourself in fun, practical ways like:
- Fitting into that pair of jeans you can’t wear anymore.
- Looking good in a golf shirt again.
- Climbing the stairs at work without pausing to rest.
- Seeing how many reps of an exercise you can do.
- Completing your first 5k run.
If you are worried about doing exercise for medical or health reasons, you should consult with your doctor before doing any exercises!
As part of caring for yourself, it is also critical to start learning to listen to your body- and to not push yourself beyond the limits of your current state of fitness. You are rebuilding your relationship with your own body, and this may take some time, so be gentle on yourself.
Making exercise part of your life is less like adding an activity to your already full schedule, and more like making a lifestyle change to improve your quality of life.
Most importantly- ENJOY THE PROCESS. It is a gift to be able to move our bodies and to be active. Enjoy it while you can!