Fit Guy Exercise Plan

Exercising at any age is important for any diet. Whether you're on a fad diet, counting points, eating no carbs, or using psychology as a means to control your eating, there still comes a time when you have to start moving to burn calories to stay fit. 

As we age, it becomes increasingly difficult in terms of how we need to exercise and what we should be doing to burn calories. Being 52, I completely understand this concept! You don't need to be a gym rat or exercise guru. Just be active and move in some fashion. Enough to break a sweat...30-45 minutes, 3-5 times a week is best!

So here's what I've always done in terms of exercise! I use a combination of gym and the good ole' outdoors for my exercise.

I bought myself a $10 per month membership at my local Planet Fitness and I use it usually 3-5 times per week for about 1 hour per day. I work out on the elliptical machine for approximately 30 minutes at levels 5-8, then use the other 30 minutes to weight train major body parts only. On different days, I workout my legs, back and biceps doing 3-5 sets on a machine. Then chest, shoulders, and triceps on another day. 

Now, I don't worry about missing a day here or there or doing exact sets, etc. I usually complete 3-5 sets on one body part and move on. In my 20's and 30's, I'd do a bit more. But you need to exercise to the point of feeling a good muscle burn but not to the point your feeling aches and pains everyday. For me, the elliptical has been the best for aging knees and joints!

In the summer months, I like to walk outdoors for 45 minutes or so. I also use a weighted vest at times to get an extra workout. It really makes me sweat. The more exercise you do, the better you'll look and the more weight you'll lose. However, staying active by any means is the point. Play a sport, work on the lawn, clean your car...whatever you can do for activity is great. 

And be careful...You don't need to spend lots of money on equipment to get a good workout in. $10 per month is pretty good in my opinion!

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