Sticking with an exercise regimen is a big challenge for many, myself included. I usually start an exercise regimen all pumped up, but as the days go by, I become a slacker. I slack off so much that I stop exercising all together. My goal is to have an exercise regimen and stick with it, no matter what.
I hate being a slacker in the exercise department. A month ago I challenged myself to stick with an exercise regimen for 21 days. I did well for the first few days and then I found myself slacking.
The result of slacking caused me to abandon my exercise regimen. No longer can I start something and not follow through.
Are you having a hard time sticking with your exercise regimen? If so, here are a few tips to get back into the swing of things.
Seven Tips to Help you Stick with Your Exercise Regimen
1. Set a date and time for exercising. Sometimes things come up that are out of your hands, which will get you off schedule, but find time within the day to get your exercise for the day, no matter what.
2. See yourself successfully completing your exercise regimen. If you can envision yourself exercising, then you are more likely to exercise. Seeing is doing!
3. Start off with reasonable expectations. The first day you start working out, forget being a superman/superwoman. Take it nice and slow, gradually work your way to your desired goals.
4. Take one day at a time. Don’t set a goal for a certain amount of days to exercise, because focusing on the number results in being overwhelmed. As a result of being overwhelmed you slack off and finally call it quits. Calling it quits is not something you want.
5. Learn more about why exercising is important. I don’t know about you, but when I learn more about why I need to do something that is good for my body, I tend to do it with no problems. Learning about exercise and fitness, increases your success rate. As a result you are more likely to stick with your exercise regimen.
6. Think about how exercising makes you feel. I can’t explain the science behind it, but I have experienced feeling better and sleeping like a baby after exercising. It goes to show that exercising is very beneficial for the body.
7. Maintain your weight. Exercise alone doesn’t help you drop the pounds. You also must keep an eye on what you are eating. Once you get to your ideal weight, exercising regularly, helps you keep your weight under control.
How do you get back on your exercise regimen, when you fall off?