Share the exercise tips and workout ideas that have worked for you.
I like to exercise early in the morning. If I do it within the first hour of waking up, I almost never miss a day.
Pick a time and something that you like to do something that u enjoy and stick with it. No matter what. Accept no excuse and you stick to it on days you feel most tired and ready to give up.
I use my SP Fitness Planner for my strength training and cardio. I also write a plan for my 5 days of cardio on Sunday afternoon as I look at the schedule for the week ahead. This helps me fit it in, doesn't leave time for excuses and helps keep me fit and organized.
I change into my running clothes as soon as I get home from work. Where else can I go dressed like this? And it would feel silly just sitting around all ready to go!
The hardest part of exercise for me is just getting out the door whether I'm going to the gym or for a walk. I trick myself by saying,"it's only thirty minutes" and that's enough to make me think, "okay, I can do that.' However, what I find is once I'm moving my exercise is usually twice that time
For those days when I'm bored or unmotivated I go to my "Deal A Move" deck - a collection of individual strength or toning moves cut from magazines and pasted to index cards. I just randomly pull out 1 or more cards and those are the moves I do. It adds variety and a sense of game play.
If you are a scheduler and live by lists, plan out when you will work out on your calendar. So..you made a point to schedule it, so plan on it as if it were work, school, etc. Also, leave a bag of gym clothes in your trunk..so that you are always ready!
I have found that if each day I just tell myself 10 minutes is all I need to walk or run or bike then at least if I am consistent I will build a life long habit of moving at least 10 minutes each day!
If you are having trouble reaching your toes, take a tennis ball and roll it under one foot for a while, then the other. Try touching the toes again. You should be able to reach farther.
Focusing on Time. I do my eliptical machine and I can burn 500 calories in 24 minutes. I tell myself, it is only 24 minutes, I can do this, just 24 little minutes for the day, then I have the rest of the day for myself. It really works and keeps me on track!