Say you want to work out 4 times a week. Look at your calendar for that week and see where those workouts will fit in the best. Then, make a commitment to sticking to it!
An exercise study showed that a big obstacle to maintaining regular exercise is being able to fit it into your schedule. Make these commitments with yourself unbreakable.
You can have some variety, so one day a week you might have an early morning workout. Another day that week, you might fit it in after work.
Maybe you’re not up for working out because your workout sportswear is from the dark ages. If you go to pull out a t-shirt for your gym workout, and it’s full of holes or from a college party, it’s time to re-do your sportswear wardrobe.
Think of getting new sportswear as investing in yourself. How often do we make sure our living room is state of the art, but we don’t put any time, energy, or money in our personal effects?
And if you get a new workout outfit, it can make you more motivated to get moving.
Your brain craves variety. If you are stuck in the same old workout routine, it might be time to stretch yourself.
When it comes to exercise, many of us are creatures of habit. We head for the same class at the gym, log the same workout on the elliptical trainer. Sure, regular exercise is good for you, but it’s also important to vary your fitness routine. Your body — and brain — will reap benefits when you try new activities.
There are numerous benefits to mixing up your workout routine. It’s the key to stimulating different muscle groups and preventing boredom.