Starting an Exercise Program Can Be Overwhelming. Start small. Really small.
We are a month into the new year. How are you doing with your health and fitness goals?
For many, burnout starts sinking in. That’s because many of them let perfection get in the way. Perfection is the enemy of good enough. A perfect workout that you’re able to do once a month is ineffective.
Here are 5 tips to help you push through when you do not want to workout, but really should.
- The 2-movement session. There are endless amounts of movements you could possibly do. Pushups, pullups, squats, deadlifts, etc… Just deciding can derail any efforts to workout that day. Pick just two. Set a repetition range that is very (very) doable. If you can do 20, drop it down to 15.
- Set a time frame. Like the rep scheme, keep it manageable. If you can workout for 30 minutes, drop it to 20 minutes. The goal is simply moving and breaking a sweat. Move for that amount of time.
- When all else fails, walk. It isn’t a waste of your time. Walking is the most sustainable form of exercise. It is something you can do as you get older. Not many exercise movements can make that claim.
Exercising is difficult when you start rationalizing to yourself that maybe you need a break. But the magic is in the movement. Just move. Chances are, motivation increases as the session progresses.
Maintaining a habit is hard. And when it feels really difficult, make “showing up” the goal.
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