To some people, fitness is everything. For Olympic trainees, it is important to spend hours a day staying fit. To others, it is a hobby, and to some it is excruciatingly hard work. Everyone who does it, though, will benefit.
There is a difference between making it a priority and making it an obsession. Making getting fit a priority could mean everything. What you do is often determined by your ability to move around. For example, if you cannot move quickly then you might never be police officer. If you do not know how to move slowly and with agility, then you might not want to be a fire fighter.
It is not that you cannot do certain things if you are not fit. Some things will just be very difficult. To some people, getting down on the floor with their toddler is hard. Not everyone is unable to move quickly or with agility because they are not fit. Sometimes there are health issues. Sometimes however, it is fitness.
When it is your fitness level that is keeping you from doing what you desire to do, you need to do something about it. It will not take much to make a difference.
Your fitness for life is dependent on beginning habits. It is important to start small so that you do not get discouraged and decide to quit. Your first priority should be to buy a set of weights or find a health club that has them. Find two, five, eight, and ten pound free weights in pairs. Find a weight routine for men or women that will work for you. If your desire is to be bulky then the routine will be different and you will perhaps need heavier weights in the long run. Lift weights three times a week, giving you at least a day in between.
Slowly but surely, lifting weights will change the way you feel. Lifting weights burns calories while exercising, and will continue to do so even after you are done.
When you begin to notice the change, and you find that you need something more challenging, perhaps it is time to add something to your routine. Yoga is a great option to add between weight lifting days. It will help you to stay flexible through the muscle-building process. You may want to add some aerobic exercise a couple of days a week as well.
It is important to remember that if you hope to make fitness a life-pattern that it be user-friendly. Do not add anything that will end up causing you to quit altogether. Take small steps to meet the goals that you have. Before you know it, you will be doing that task that you thought you would never be able to accomplish.