1. CHANGE YOUR PERSPECTIVE
Shift your thinking from couch potato mentality to thinking like an athlete. This may sound like a big challenge, but it’s not as big a leap as you think.
We have so many members who have stopped using long working days or kids as an excuse for not working out…..instead they are using fitness to gain energy to be more productive at work or using exercise to set a good example to the kids.
2. SET A GOAL
There’s nothing more motivating than that first 5K looming in bold letters on the calendar. Register early and commit to an exercise program that will get you in shape by race day.
Set realistic goals that include clear milestones, and as you progress toward your goal, you’ll find a ripple effect occurs and things fall into place in your work, home life, and health.
The goal doesn’t even have to be an organized race. Maybe it’s a mission to fit into that bikini by the annual beach holiday or that old pair of jeans buried in your closet. Whatever it is, define it, write it down and revisit it daily.
3. SCHEDULE A REGULAR WORKOUT TIME
Some of the most committed exercisers do it every day before the sun comes up or late at night when the kids are in bed. Sit down with your weekly schedule and try to build in an hour at least 3 times a week to be good to your body.
If you convince yourself you’ll fit in a workout some time after that last meeting, once the kids go down for a nap or when your spouse arrives home on time, failure is certain. Chances are a last-minute invitation will come along; weather will foil a bike ride; or the kids won’t nap. Write your workout on your calendar, rearrange things around this one hour as if it were any other important appointment you have to keep. Or use technology like daily e-mail reminders, workout journaling websites, or apps to keep you on task.
Come and see us soon for help with programme s and motivation.
Everybody’s gym team