There are a variety of different workout routines for women available, and it can be difficult to choose the right one sometimes. One of the main factors you should consider when deciding on a routine is comfort level. I can tell you from experience, if you choose a routine that is too tough, or is difficult to follow due to other factors, you will never see it to completion, which can lead to feelings of failure. You should choose a routine that you are comfortable with in order to stay consistent. Plus – the good news is, you can change your routine up to something more difficult when you are ready to do so!
A good place to start is an aerobic workout. This type of workout can be done practically anywhere – outside, at the gym, or even in your own home! This is a good workout routine to choose if you find that you may not have a lot of time, or maybe don’t have the money to afford a gym membership right now. If you are a beginner, you should start out with brisk walking, slowly making your way up to running. Also, an aerobic exercise that you can do in your home is jump-roping! Even for 20-30 minutes a day, up to 5 times a week, this is an excellent way to get in shape!
Another option for women is the combination aerobic/weight lifting routine. Most women think that if they weight lift, that will just make them look “bigger”. This is absolutely not true. The reason weight training is good for women, as well as men, is because you burn calories as your muscles repair themselves. In strength training, you are actually “damaging” the muscles in order to force your body to repair them to be even stronger than before, and you burn calories while you do this. Many women choose to do a few days a week running/jogging, and a few days a week strength training. Find a routine that works for you, and maintain that for awhile. You may find that you need to change it up after about a month, and that is fine as well.
If running or strength training are not right for you (and that’s ok!) then maybe you need to look at yoga or pilates. Many people absolutely swear by these methods, stating that they are more than enough exercise to keep you fit. This is really a personal preference, and I’m sure you can absolutely get more than enough exercise and aerobic activity from both of these methods. The fact that you are exercising at all is better than nothing!
When it comes to a good exercise routine, you should definitely try a variety of different activities to find one that is right for you! Again, this doesn’t mean you can switch it up either, from weight lifting one month, to doing a pilates class the next! Getting out there and getting fit is such an important step in maintaining a healthy lifestyle, and the best way to participate is to enjoy what you do!