Growing up, it was inconceivable to me that I would ever be anything beyond a 98 lb weakling. As a self-described artist, every spare moment of my life was dedicated to creating things. It wasn't until I hit 30 I realized that it was important to have a well-rounded life...that your physical body needs as much stimulation as your mind does.
I resisted physical fitness in any form most of my life; in truth, I hated "moving" and much preferred staying in one place...if not at the desk where I was conjuring up some new artistic project then...in front of the TV! I never dreamed there would one day come a time when not only would I not be skipping my regular fitness routines...I wouldn't WANT to skip them, and would prefer them to watching TV!
17 years after I began working out I find it is a part of my life I would not want to live without. How can this possibly have happened?
If you're interested in starting a physical fitness regime or have had trouble staying on track in the past, I offer these tips that helped me when I was first starting out.