2-Week Workout Plan to Lose Inches

A woman exercising.

You want to drop a few pounds and tighten up trouble areas, but you're not sure where to begin. How do you start your weight loss journey?

It's simple: Exercise. 

That's not to say that getting fit is easy. Exercise is work. You have to make the effort to move more. But you can definitely lose inches and create a more active lifestyle with this two-week workout plan.

Laying the Groundwork

Let's be honest, lots of people plan to start an exercise program. From the group that actually does start, only a portion of those individuals stick with their plan long enough to actually alter their lifestyle.

Why? There are two reasons. First, people never prepare themselves for a new exercise routine. What is the goal? How long will it take? People just show up at the gym without a plan. They go through the motions and a few weeks later give up because they don't see results. No plan, no goals, no progress, no results.

Second, people overestimate their abilities. Training twice a day sounds better than once. Training seven days each week is better than five. Right away people want to lift heavier weights, go on long runs and bring more intensity to their workouts. This might sound great, but it's completely unrealistic and unsustainable. Going from relaxing to doing intense workouts is a recipe for disaster.

The trick to creating an effective routine is to be honest about your current fitness level. Ask yourself what are your goals, how long will it take to get there and how much time can you commit to exercise. With those thoughts in mind, give this two-week exercise plan a try. Make these workouts work for you, on your schedule and based on your fitness level.

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