Getting in Shape with Bender Ball

Archive for January 2010

It’s never easy to start a new exercise program.  First, you have to decide what type of exercise you’re willing to commit to and to stick with.  Then, you need to get started.  Here are some tips for finding the right routine for yourself and getting the ball rolling.

1. Doctor Visit – The first thing you need to do before starting any exercise routine is to see the doctor.  Sure, you can start  using the Bender Ball or going to the gym without a doctor’s visit. But, it’s always a good idea to have a checkup and to get the doctor’s advice about the best exercise routine for your needs.

2. Think about your personality – Next, you need to be honest with yourself.  Sure, you’d like to think that you will enjoy doing aerobics 3 times a week, but will you really stick to it?  Or, is this what your friends do and it would be nice to think you’d enjoy it as well?  Consider your personality and try to find something that you really think you can stick to.

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Certainly, looking great is wonderful.  And we all want to go to the beach and look our best as the weather starts to turn nicer.  This, in and of itself, however, is not even the main benefit of having a strong stomach.  There are many other reasons that being fit and working out are so important.

A strong stomach also means a strong back.  Many people have back problems today and a lot of the issues actually stem from the stomach.  When you strengthen your stomach, you are building up your back muscles and helping your body to be stronger and more sturdy.  In addition, building up your stomach muscles offers you a way to pick up objects and to support your body more easily.  You’ll notice yourself having more energy and being able to move and pick up objects that you could never move before.

These are a few of the many reasons to use a bender ball, a weight machine or another piece of equipment to strengthen your stomach.  You’ll thank your stomach for the many benefits soon!

I’m still in awe of my first five days of January.  Usually, the new year is filled with all sorts of guilt because I’ve already broken my best New Year’s resolutions by this point!  It only takes a day or two for me to start regretting what I’ve done and to wonder how to get back to my commitment.  This year, however, I turned around yesterday and realized that I didn’t even have exercise as part of my New Year resolution.  Why? Certainly not because I’ve suddenly decided that I no longer need to exercise!

Rather, I’ve been doing such a great job exercising and using my bender ball and my gym membership that I didn’t even feel like I needed to put it in my list of New Year’s resolutions.  And that has been an absolutely amazing realization.  It means I don’t feel guilty – and that I DO feel great.  I’m not resolving to exercise this year – I’m simply DOING IT!