Are you starting to dread your work outs?
Do you find yourself treating it like a "chore"? (Who likes chores? No one!!)
I have a few tips that may help kick the “chore habit feeling” and get you excited about moving your body and building your confidence again.
Exercising is a gift. But, sometimes we get into a rut. When this happens, we start to dread our workouts. This can lead to falling off the wagon.
Here are a few tips to help keep your workouts exciting and on track.
FIND SOMETHING YOU LOVE (OR AT LEAST LIKE)
If you are doing a workout you hate than, of course it will feel like a chore. Find something that you LIKE to do. Switch it up. If you are a runner but, you are not enjoying it then try something else. Yoga, swimming, spin class. There are a ton of things that will help make it fun again. Finding one you like will get you excited again and BAM you are back on track.
FIND AN ACCOUNTABILITY PARTNER
Find someone that will hold you accountable for your workouts. If you have someone working out with you that won’t let you wiggle out of a workout then you will stay on track and feel obligated to hold yourself and the other person accountable. It works in favor for the both of you. So, find a friend or partner that will keep you accountable.
WRITE IT ON THE CALENDAR
When filling up your calendar be sure to write your workouts in. If you know what days and what exercises you are doing, then you can be better prepared. If you “wing it” and hope that your workouts happen. You can guess again. More then likely, you will feel tired after work and head straight home. One workout not done, and this will lead to more and more workouts not being done. So, work it in your busy schedule. You are important and so is your workout.
MAKE A GAME OF IT
Set a goal for yourself. Say, you want to do 20 push ups in a minute. The next set you do try to get more. Always up the game. Make it a challenge. See how far you can push yourself. Talk positive to yourself and encourage yourself to do just one more. The body will go a lot farther then the mind will let it. So, work on your mind set.
MAKE THE TIME FOR IT
This is the biggest excuse I hear as a Health Coach. “I don’t have time to work out”. If your kids need to be at practice do you not “make the time” to get them there? You make the time to watch tv. So, the choices you make with your time determines if you have time for it or not. If it is important to you then you will make the time for it. Plan and simple. I know it is hard at first but, understand you are worth it and deserve to be happy and feel confident. Don’t you?
So, make the time for you!!
Set yourself up for success. Try these tips and see if your attitude towards your work outs don’t change. Sometimes you just have to change it up a bit to make it keep working and there is nothing wrong with that. You are moving and that is what is important.
Keep moving and have a wonderful day.