If you’ve made a goal to be more active this year, then just do it! Stick to your goal. How?
- Make sure that your goal is realistic. Going from no workouts to 5-6 workouts a week may be too much of a drastic change for you to stick to it. Instead, aim for 3 workouts a week and stick to that for a few months. Then, continue to increase your goal by adding one additional workout until you get to your goal workouts per week.
- Get rid of the excuses. Exercising in the morning is the best way to ensure that you’re actually going to do it. If you wait until later in the day, life will invariably get in the way. So, set your alarm for an hour earlier than usual and suck it up, work out, and get it done. It will set you up for an amazing day!
- Exercise prep. Everyone talks about meal prepping, but few people talk about exercise prepping. However, getting everything ready in preparation for your workout will save you a lot of time in the morning. So, the night before, lay out your workout clothes and shoes. Fill up your water bottle and make sure your weights are close by. That way, all you have to do is roll out of bed, get dressed, and work out. If you’re feeling really “preppy” you could also sleep in your workout clothes (as long as they’re clean, of course).