If you’re like most people, you have no idea where to begin to figure out the best workout regimen to lose those unwanted pounds. There is nothing to be ashamed of. There is nothing to be worried about. No need to pull out your hair to make the magic happen. Running or jogging is a good place to start, as you may have heard already. Yes, you can skip the gym even if you want. Don’t let all the dumbbells and elliptical machines clutter your brain. If there’s good weather, go outside. This is especially great in warmer weather for those nature lovers out there. In the summer it can be tricky as oftentimes the heat of the sun can be a bit much, but for those who don’t mind it, the sun is a small price to pay when you can enjoy the beautiful sounds of insects, birds, and of course, white clouds and a very blue sky. Just remember to break in between and drink water!

To get started, you don’t need the perfect equipment, but you do need something that’s comfortable—shoes, water supply, and workout outfit. These are only suggestions, as there are many other things you can bring along, but it’s probably best not to carry too many and at the very least, have a pair of running shoes that work well. You want sneakers that last and not sandals where the strap may break any second from wear and tear. A good pair of running shoes is worth the money to invest in, especially if you are quite sure this workout regimen is something you want to try. If you are fairly certain of this, the rest of your job is to figure out the running clothes most comfortable for you to wear. Keep in mind that while you are outside and not at the gym where prying eyes will be present, you should still consider that not only should what you wear be comfortable, but you should feel comfortable in public wearing it. In the event you are not, you will spend most of your run confused and self-conscious about what others are thinking that you will barely be able to concentrate on your ultimate goal and waste valuable time you could have spent keeping track of your progress. Once you have decided on an outfit and proper shoes, you are ready for the tools!

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