Exercise can cause a flurry of different emotions. It can bring feelings of happiness, pain, achievement, frustration all in one session. As a Personal Trainer in Llanelli I know many people who are a member of a gym but haven’t seen the inside walls for a few months!
The aim for everyone is for exercise to become routine, it will be something you will wake up and do without thinking. It sounds much easier written down but it can be done. At the moment that may seem like a long way away but honestly it can happen.
Today I would like to give you some tips to help exercise become a major part of your weekly activity.
For those of you who fall into the category of haven’t exercised in a while hopefully this will give you a bit of help getting back to exercise.
So here are a few of my top tips to help you out:
- Keep Going – The best way of exercising is not to stop, if you know you are going to have a day or two off which can’t be helped ensure you plan a session on your next available day. The longer you leave it between exercise sessions the harder it gets to get back into it.
- Plan – Always plan when you are going to exercise and what you are going to do. If you go the same time every week then it will soon become a habit. Aim to exercise in the morning, you will have to think about it a lot less and you will be feeling great in the day.
- Don’t Go Alone – Find a like minded friend who also wants to improve their health and fitness and go to them. It is a lot easier to say no to yourself than to say no to yourself and your friend!
- Keep Track – Keep track on how many sessions you do. Put a big cross on the calendar for every session you go to, this can give you a great sense of achievement as well as acting as motivation if you see a pretty empty looking month.
- Use It As Stress Relief – I do it, and I know many others when stressed will go for a run or lift some weights. It really is a good way of relieving stress on those bad days. I would pick a run over weights when you are stressed.
- Record Your Progress – Rather than focusing on your weight and how much you have lost why not record your fitness. You will feel great if you can double the amount of push ups you can do in a month. This can be used for distance, weight etc. When you look back at everything you have achieved you’ll get a great sense of achievement.
- Evaluate – If you constantly start exercising and then stop find out what causes you to stop. If it is something that can be worked on, do it. If you need advice on this just leave a comment below.
- Start Slow – Rome wasn’t built … we all know. Things take time so don’t go to the gym and try to lift 100 kg or decide you are going to go for a 12 mile run on day one. You should improve gradually if you train right, this is the best way.
I do hope this helps and I’ve got you all fired up and ready to go. Maybe you are all ready out the door on the way to the gym! Remember you are exercising for you and not anyone else, listen to your body and do what is right.