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NickiT

Hi!! Advice needed :)

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I've made the decision to turn my lifestyle around. As of last week, I have eaten healthier, quit smoking, and started walking/jogging a mile every morning (followed by my in-home workout routine. I just started this awesome app today, and I love it.

 

I was wondering though...is it going to do more harm than good to only have one rest day a week? I've enjoyed working out and jogging every morning, so I want to keep the ball rolling. Any advice would be great. I don't want to do something wrong and defeat the purpose of all this exercise.

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Welcome NickiT and congratulations on your decision for a healthier lifestyle!  You should be fine having only one rest day a week, depending on your fitness level and the intensity of your workouts.  For example, P90X is one of the most intense at-home exercise programs you can do, and there is only one rest day per week on the schedule.  Just be sure to listen to your body and pay attention if it's telling you it needs an extra rest day here and there. You wouldn't want to risk injuring yourself, right? :)

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Ah, thank you! My workouts are pretty decent, at least for a beginner like myself. I'm also doing a 30 day squat challenge, which may kill me lol kidding of course.

 

Another question I have is about breathing. I try to breathe in through my nose, out through my mouth, but I am seriously struggling. Will I just slowly increase lung capacity as I go?

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Yup! Be patient with your breathing since you're an ex-smoker. Your lung capacity will definitely increase as you go! :) Good for you on the squat challenge! Those and the plank challenges are my least favorites lol Running should be good to help you loosen up your "squat" muscles as you increase your squats throughout the month ;)

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Oh NickiT,

 

It looks like you already have  a Login, go to the upper right hand corner on this page, see your name?  Click on it and a dropbox comes down, then you can see your profile, edit there.

 

Hope this helps, looking forward to your picture.   :D

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