There is a strange thing about workouts, in that most people don’t actually mind doing them, they are very proud of themselves when they have completed another one, they understand the benefits, and yet it is very hard to resist the urge to skip them. They are, indeed, work, and when we are already feeling tired, it is very easy to want to skip them and do something that is easier and more fun.
To make sure that you will be able to continue losing weight and continue to benefit from your workouts, make sure to use the following techniques. They will help to make sure that you will eliminate – or at least drastically reduce – the risk of falling out of the habit of working out nearly every day.
- Write it on your calendar – make it a part of your daily life and write it into your schedule. This is especially true on your busiest days. Believe it or not, the days where you would usually say that you just don’t have the time are also the days that can benefit the most from having completed a workout. The exercises will help you to better cope with stress, think more clearly, and even keep your energy levels high. By adding your workout to your plans, you will be more likely to actually keep up with it. Tell your friends and family that you will be doing it so that you will feel more of a “pressure” not to let it slide.
- Use it as an energy boosting technique – Although you may need a lot of energy to get through your workout, once you’re done, it will actually provide you with an energy boost. Oddly, even if you begin your workout feeling as though you are dragging, most of the time, you will feel energized and ready to face the rest of the day once you get through your workout. Use a short trip to the gym at lunchtime as a great way to power up without even touching an afternoon coffee!
- Give more credit to fast workouts – if you don’t have time to head out for a walk that is thirty minutes long or more, then break it up and go out for two fifteen minute walks or three ten minute walks. Make sure that these are very brisk, rigorous walks if you want to get the most out of them. You’ll be able to blast through the calories in little chunks throughout your busiest days, leaving you without any excuse for fitting them in.