There’s no one weird trick to get into shape, no shortcuts, no timesavers. Except perhaps that you should stop believing it’s going to be easy. Well, maybe there is just one key thing to remember, if you’re not already in decent shape:
The one weird trick, the real secret, the infallible solution is ... you have to start.
No matter how far the goal is, how long the road, just how fat you are, you just have to start.
It helps if you were an active kid, I was lucky that way. But then I married young, had kids, devoted myself to career, started drinking ... a decade or so down the line, I was breathing heavily just to get up one flight of stairs. Approaching forty, I decided I had to get back into shape. Then realizing my marriage was ending, I knew I really had to hit it hard. And I did.
There was no one weird trick to get in shape, there were many things. But because I like to keep it simple, I’ll tell you where to start, with just one exercise: The Dive Bomber Push Up.
You probably want a little more specific instruction after you've watched that video ten or twenty times, so here's one with good detail about exactly how to do the Dive Bomber correctly:
This works your chest, arms and abs, and those are the places that need to look best if you want to get out there again. Once more: It’s just a start. But do as many of these as you can in the morning, just one long set to wake you up, and you’ll be taking the baby steps you need to get into shape.
Just get started.