What exercise should I do to lose weight?

Now this could be a really short blog with a simple answer but since when have I ever been short for words? I will get to the point soon but first I want to talk about why people get confused about exercise.

I talk to a lot of people who think if they do a 100 sit ups a day they are going to have abs of steel. Gosh, I wish it was this easy because I would be doing the same thing myself.  The answer to getting those abs you want is directly linked to what you put in your gob.  Yep, abs are definitely made in the kitchen.

Others think they need to spend hours on the treadmill to lose weight. Now while spending hours on the treadmill might get us the weight loss we want, how many of us want to actually spend our precious time doing that? How sustainable is that type of exercise before a) injury sets in or b) we die from boredom!!!

If you spend a fair amount of time on Facebook you might be led to believe you have to do cross-fit or commando type boot camps to get fit.  This type of exercise can be quite intimidating for a newbie and if done incorrectly will more than likely result in injury, which sidelines us and turns us away from doing anything at all.

So what is the answer?  (get to the point Kathy)

Well, all things considered it makes much more sense to do something you enjoy.  I mean what's the point in doing something that makes you miserable just because you think you should?  Don't get me wrong, you will need to move out of your comfort zone a little bit because getting that heart rate up is going to help you burn calories which is our goal.

Try a bit of everything until you work out exactly what it is you enjoy.  If you are new to exercise, simply starting with a daily walk could be enough to get you started. Be consistent, get a friend to join you,  back it up with a sensible eating plan and you will get results.

Make exercise fun!

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