The Proper Way to Get in Shape.

Essay by jaimie1977College, UndergraduateA+, January 2006

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Getting into shape is not as painful as one might think. One may also have an excuse on why they don't have the time to get into shape properly, but they are not valid reasons. If you set your mind to it, it can be done. Small goals need to be set in order to have a successful trip down the road to get into shape.

First, a person needs to be ready to get into shape or they won't be motivated enough to stay on a routine. Once a person is ready, they need to choose a workout program that best suites them. There are many different workout facilities a person can choose from. There are fitness studios for women that offer a great thirty minute workout program, well known gyms such as 24hour fitness, Gold's gym and Bally Total Fitness, and home workout videos or machines. Once one has decided which workout system best suites them, they need to meet with someone to get on a program that is right for them.

Not one person is the same so every workout routine varies; make sure you have someone help you decide which one works best.

When first starting to exercise, a person needs to start out at a slow pace. If you work to hard to fast exhaustion may occur and you may not be able to continue with your workout. Do a cardio exercise that works for you; cardio is a great way to burn calories and fat. Now when beginning to lift weights, don't start out to heavy, because muscles can be strained leading to an injury. Lift what you feel is comfortable and three reps should be done with each exercise or machine. Once you are no longer feeling any resistance, more weight can be...