I’ve always wanted to use that line. Building a base of fitness is one of the most important things you can do. A major obstacle for most folks is that they’re so inconsistent at the beginning, that they never build up any base level of fitness. Having no base, they start all over every single time they come in. This is the road to no where.
Beginners will constantly tell you how hard it is to exercise but they can’t see that it gets easier once that baseline of fitness gets built. They often think that it will always be just like this and that reduces further the will to continue. This becomes a downward spiral.
Another problem is being consistent but not exercising enough each week for the body to get used to it. 1-2 times a week is just scratching the surface. Setting a base like that will be next to impossible. And then what happens when you inevitably miss a session or two? You weren’t coming enough to set up a baseline to begin with and now….
So what should you do? Get in the habit of exercising by doing it at least 3x a week, minimum. If fat loss and conditioning is the goal, 5x a week is your goal. Figure you’ll shoot for 5x a week and maybe make 4x some weeks. Shoot for less and you’ll get even less.
How long will this take? Give it a six solid months and you’ll have a base. Building a base is like having money in the bank. Keeping $5 in the bank isn’t gonna get you much interest. And when you withdraw any, it’s gone. $50,000 will get a lot more and if you need to withdraw every now and then instead of deposit, you won’t ruin everything and have to start all over.
So get to work.