How to Stick to Your Exercise Resolutions
This New Year is here! This time you want to actually stick to your resolution to break a sweat each day.
But as the weeks wear on, you begin to lose steam. In today's blog post, I am going to talk about how to stick to your exercise goals. You want to be healthy so badly, but you just can’t quite seem to make it happen. It may be because you’re not going about it in the right way.
With a few tweaks, you’ll be well on your way to achieving success, no matter how cold it is outside!
Do you want to exercise for yourself or someone else? If you’re exercising because you want to look a certain way that society deems to be desirable, your efforts will prove to be fruitless.
Eventually, your true voice will dampen out all of the rest. This isn’t about your grandma shaming your for being overweight or your mom telling you to go easy on the dessert.
If you’re ogling your fit friends and celebrities in magazines, you’ve got some work to do on your self-confidence. No matter what body you have, you’re worthy. Exercise and health goes beyond vanity and appearance. It’s about the way you feel. You’ve got to want it for yourself.
Find a Friend
When you have a friend that has the same goals in mind, you’ll be motivated. Not only that, you’ll have way more fun! If you feel like you need that extra kick in the butt, your friend will be there and vise versa.
Two heads are better than one when it comes to fitness. When someone is expecting you to meet them at the gym at a certain time, you’re less likely to blow them off.
Maybe if you’re by yourself you would just snooze through the alarm. Accountability is key.
It can get boring to run on the treadmill each day. Day in and day out, you’re druding along. Doing the same old thing gets boring!
Variety is the spice of life, right? Mix up your workouts! Not only will it keep you motivated and inspired, it is healthy for your body.
Your muscles can get used to the same routine. Even olympic athletes, cross-train. Novel and creative work-outs will help you stick to your resolution.
Make It Fun!
Find a work-out that makes you smile each day. It may be painful for the first few days and weeks, but if you’re gritting your teeth and frowning well into March, you probably won’t be able to bear it for the rest of the year.
Life shouldn’t be torturous! Think back to when you were little. What exercise made you jump for joy? Make sure to integrate a fun workout into your weekly schedule.
Tracking Your Progress
Remember, it is important to focus on your progress. Rather than thinking, “Shoot I still 15 pounds left that I want to lose,” think, “I have been going to the gym 3-4 times per week for two whole months!”
Focusing on the negative will only discourage you. Track your progress by writing down the calories that you burned at the gym, and weighing yourself.
You’ll see that you’re exercising often and losing weight.
Exercising more is an important goal. Afterall, you realize how important it is to be healthy.
Remember to have fun along the way!