Stay Consistent With Exercise
Most people drop their exercise program as quickly as they started it. Don’t let that happen to you. Here’s how to stay consistent with this healthy habit:
- Don’t go all gung-ho. If you’re not used to exercising, ease into it to prevent burn out and injuries.
- Find an exercise buddy. You’re more likely to show up if someone is depending on you.
- Put exercise on your calendar just as you would any other appointment.
- Switch it up. Variations in activity will keep you from getting bored, and keep your body from getting too efficient at any one activity so it constantly keeps burning calories.
- Set doable, attainable goals. For example, you’ll walk for 10 minutes after lunch at least 4 days a week for the next two weeks. After that, up your goal to walking 15 minutes. Write your goals on an index card and hang them where you’ll most likely see them – on the bathroom mirror, the fridge, or on your car dashboard.