Before You Begin: Cut Yourself Some Slack

It's not that workouts don't work. It's just that doing them when you're a beginner, or large enough that they do more harm than good will cause you to hate exercising and giving up early, and feeling ashamed for ever having bothered to try.

I'm talking about those of you who have enough extra weight on your bodies that jumping, running, burpees and mountain climbers or a high intensity workout isn't just unpleasant, it's painful, and can be harmful to your health.

Remember that a healthy lifestyle is a skill you work and get better at—not a thing you just get up and start doing one day.

Most people don't expect to be able to do difficult things without training, whether it's a new job, riding a bike, or learning a language. There's no reason to expect that when it comes to exercise, diet, nutrition, or any other element of healthy living.


What kind of exercise should you do, and how much? How can you tell if it's working? How can you get the most from your diet and exercise program?

The best response to all of these questions is to ignore them. If you focus on results off the start, or think in terms of optimal benefit instead of building habits, you're already on the wrong track.

I can help you start learning how to move your body and make small changes to your habits. contact me for a free  fitness orientation.

Roger Almoguera