All of us know that exercise is very good for our health. The problem comes in actually implementing exercise into our daily routine. In my case, procrastination had been a great deterrent to making exercise a routine. But then, I had to fight that little voice…. ‘You can do that tomorrow” or “there is still time, sleep some more”. Also it might be necessary at times to get something or someone to hep boost your workouts.
Before, I didn’t take exercising so serious, even though I knew I needed it so much. Then I started fighting against my laziness until it became a routine. How can you get motivated to boost your workouts? I will share with you below some tips on how to take your workouts seriously.
You don’t need to run or walk a mile on the first day. Being too ambitious can make you overestimate your capability. You can start by taking a short walk and increasing the distance daily. When starting, you may want to achieve a lot which leads to you getting overwhelmed. Setting easy-to-achieve goals will be more reasonable. You can start by exercising 10 to 20 minutes a day at least two times a week.
I know how we hate it when the alarm rings. This is what you should not do – set the alarm next to your bed. Rather, what you should do is set it up on the far end of the room so you will have to get up to put it off. Once up, make sure you stretch and put on your workout clothes. You may set the alarm to your favorite workout tone.
Once you see it as important but not urgent, you may waive it and do other things. Putting it a priority in your t0-do-list will push you to make time for it.
Fit in workouts in your routine. You may stop working out if you think a lot about what to do next. You can set your workouts to be part of your activities. For instance, I exceptionally walk 1 mile on Saturdays after I drop my son for his football lessons. I don’t sit and wait for him to finish. I walk and come back for him. You just need to make it automatic.
You can look for friends, family or neighbours with whom you can workout together. Having a workout routine partner is a great motivator to boost your workouts. It is difficult for you to give-up when you know someone is waiting for you.
Make sure you keep a fitness journal where you track your workouts.
It will show whether you are improving or need to do more. It also makes you have the feeling to do more.
Since you know the benefits you will enjoy when you workout, then using the tips above will motivate you. If these tips are helpful, you can share with friends and family. If you have something to add, the comment section below is just for that.
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