Sweeter than Serenity: Fast Facts Friday: Sticking to that Workout

Friday, May 16, 2014

Fast Facts Friday: Sticking to that Workout

One of the hardest things to do when you start a workout program is stick to it. I know that sounds crazy, but it's true. Before you know it, you'll start making excuses for why you can't workout today: I'm too busy, I'm too tired, and so on. Well, here's a few fact facts to help you stick to your goals.

1) Make Yourself Accountable

If you're having trouble working out, make yourself accountable to someone. You could join a group exercise class, start working out with a friend, or just have someone that is willing to ask that hard question each day of: "did you workout today?" We all want to look successful to others, which means that nobody wants to come up short with their accountability partner, which means you will get that workout in!

2) Schedule Your Workout

Just like you schedule meetings, schedule your workouts. Don't say "oh I'll fit it in somewhere". Instead, say "Today I have carved out an hour at this time of day for my workout". When you do this, you have no excuse for not having time, and you're much more likely to follow through.

3) Write Down Your Goals

Writing down your goals can be one of the best ways to stick to them. It's simple, but when you see them in writing, you're way more likely to follow through on them. Run at 6 am? Write yourself a note on your mirror and leave it there. You'll see it every night before you go to bed, and it will remind you that you're going to be running at 6 am!

4) Do What You Love

One of the best ways to stick to your workout is to simply find a workout that you love. Do you love swimming? Running? Dancing? Zumba? Racquetball? Basketball? Whatever you love doing that gets you up and moving is what you are going to stick with. Same as with a job, if you love what you are doing, it doesn't feel like work.

Have a great weekend! I'll be back in the U.S. on Sunday!!

God Bless!

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