Getting to the gym or the yoga class is a huge pain in the ass! Yet you know you need to get off your butt and start moving. So take the first and the easiest step — enroll in a gym or a yoga centre near you. Find yourself a trainer who is willing to work with you — the gym manager should be able to advise you on that. Remember it costs money to get a personal trainer but in the long run it is worth every bit. Your yoga teacher is who teaches a class is your personal trainer too!
Get yourself a pair of comfortable track pants and a vest to match (don’t splurge on an expensive set ‘cos you do not yet know how long you will last!) Get a pair of comfortable sports shoes which will help you get a grip on the treadmill and do the weights.
Start in short spells; say 10-15 minutes to begin with. You do know that your body is not used to the sudden spurt of rigorous exercise. In that sense yoga is better because all the mudras
are performed in slow rhythmic beats and the whole process does not exhaust you. So from day one you can do an hour of yoga and feel pulsating and healthy!
There is one very important factor about doing your exercise with a friend or in a class. Doing it alone is very difficult for most of us because we do not have what it takes to do so. If you tell yourself, you can you will find that you are ok with the first two days , but by the third day you are telling yourself - “Aww I shall do it tomorrow, today I am tired”. The next day you will find another excuse and the next there will be another… Whereas if there is a friend, then he/she will remind you and get you going!
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