The start of the year has many people considering their goals. Improving fitness is a common goal most people agree on, but how can you incorporate that into your lifestyle?
You have to make it a priority.
Value Your Time
Time is money, right? Well, consider this adage towards your fitness as well. Fitness takes time and the less you schedule for yourself, the less you’ll benefit. It can be hard to set aside or commit to a certain time, but consider all your downtime throughout the day. If you spend 15 minutes on social media, have a 30-minute lunch, or even downtime after work, you could be losing good time. There are many innovative solutions to scheduling fitness time – all you have to do is try.
Change Your Thinking
Time isn’t your problem? Perhaps your mindset is. Simply viewing the dedication and hard work it will take isn’t the only factor. It takes energy and motivation to go to the gym throughout the week. And even if you have free weekends, you may not be willing to give up that rest time. So, here’s what you need to do: GO. Even if you don’t feel like it, make an effort to go. So maybe you only sit in the sauna for 10 minutes; the more you go, the more willing you are to get and be there, and that’s half the battle.
Switch It Up
Did you know one of the top three reasons people quit working on their fitness is because they get bored? Don’t let yours be the same – switch it up! Go to a class, get a training partner, or even watch different exercise videos. Whatever you need to do. Ther are so many new ways to get fit, there’s no way you can try them all. Even stepping out of your shell like training for 5k or asking for help on a new machine can be all it takes to get you ramped back into loving your workout.
There are people out there that want you to succeed, and you should be one of them. So get started today. Make yourself a priority.