Welcome to Fitness Ladies's Beginner Workouts, our over 40s series.
It's never too late to make your dreams a reality, and you're never too old to make any changes. Now is the time for you.
Feel free to choose a workout schedule that works around you but we suggest you work out 3-4 times a week to get the best results.
The best way to see how well you are doing is to make a note of your measurements now and retake them again at week 6 and again at the end of the programme. Don't forget to make a note of your results each time so you can compare them as you go along.
All you need to take the measurements is a tape measure and someone to help you. If you do not have anyone to help you, measure yourself in front of a mirror so you can ensure the tape is straight and not dipping. Measure around your:
Chest – around the nipple line
Arms - measure 3 inches up your arm from the elbow and then at this point measure around your arm
Waist – around the narrowest part
Stomach – around the belly button
Hips – around hipbones
Bottom – around the largest part
Thigh – measure 8 inches up from the knee crease and then at this point measure around the thigh.
Pictures are also a great way for you to see the differences in your body shape as well. Take two photos each of you facing forwards, backwards and side on (both left and right sides). Wear figure hugging clothes or just your underwear to take the photos so you will be able to see your results clearly.
I 100% recommend you take these photographs as you will regret it if you don’t. It is not always easy to see the changes ourselves in the mirror each day however seeing a photo of how you looked at the start and then the changes along the way are a great way to see how fantastic your results are. If weight loss is what your motivation is you can also weigh yourself and make a note of the change in your weight. If you do not have a lot of ‘weight’ to lose it may be that you will not see big changes to this figure however your measurements and photos will show a clear change in your body shape.
Don’t forget to share your journey with us in our facebook community and on social media using the
#rwlfitties and #rwlfitnessladies
We will be with you the whole way keeping you motivated and we can’t wait to see your results!
We are going to work you hard and you are going to feel it but it will be worth it!