9. Don't forget the weights
. The best fitness routine includes a combination of heart-rate-boosting exercise like jogging or stair stepping and resistance training, which means either lifting weights or using gym equiptment. cardio burns the fat; resistance training creates shape and increases muscle mass - and the more muscle mass you have, the faster your metabolism runs, even when you're resting.
I LOVE to lift weights. It makes me feel strong and powerful. I have never been one to worry about bulking up because I know that it takes ALOT of work to bulk up. Weights rule!!!!