NOW Is Just as Good as January 1st
Now that 2016 is on its way and the post-holiday unwind is over, it is time to get moving! Don’t be discouraged if you didn’t get the running start you hoped for in January – you still have plenty of time before bathing suit season hits to get back into shape. Keep in mind these tips from our San Diego personal trainers to start and successfully work toward your goals.
4 Tips to Start A New Day Resolution!
1. Consistency is key – Whether it is committing to walking 30 minutes a day or taking an intense bootcamp class, daily exercise is the first step toward becoming stronger and healthier. Some days the exercise routine might be more intense than others. That’s ok, you just need to keep moving every day. If you get bored easily, change it up daily or every few days, but do something to keep your motivation going…EVERY DAY. You will get results.
2. Keep it simple – As much as we all love those gadgets and apps that tell us how far we’ve run or how many calories we’ve burned, they are not going to do the work for us. Focus on a simple routine using basic equipment like dumbbells, bands and your own body weight to create resistance.
3. Write it down – Plan your workout ahead of time and be specific. Are you going to go for a bike ride? A run? Do some resistance training? Make sure you plan at least 30 minutes to exercise and then add in some time to transition into the next part of your day, whether that is going to work or picking up the kids from school, etc. Once you have created a routine for a couple of days, change it up a bit for the next few days so you don’t get bored. Planning ahead will keep you on track.
4. Find a buddy – There are some days that exercising by yourself or a class isn’t enough to get you moving. Find a friend working on similar fitness goals or even someone you haven’t seen in awhile that you’d like to catch up with and ask them to join you. Having that extra support and someone to talk will make your workout more fun and go by quicker.
There’s no reason to put off your dreams and goals. Every day is a good day for a stronger resolve to make a change. Start now!