Are You Ready to Get Moving with New Exercises?
Most of us get into ruts, at home and at work. One thing leads to another. Late nights, too many meetings, too many things to do, all lead to just getting by. Going to work, going out, going home and then going back again running through the same tiresome loop.
Somehow we miss that exercise step. And we know we have missed it. If you are ready to fix it, consider all of your options.
Pick the Best Times
The odds of staying with exercise routine go way up when you pick comfortable times. You might have 15 minutes before breakfast, another 15 or 20 at lunch, and a solid hour after work that fit your schedule. Pick those times and then pick what you really want to do.
Do you see yourself running in the morning before your shower, walking at lunch, and then heading off to the gym or a yoga class for an hour after work? Whatever fits you counts.
Don’t limit yourself to the things everyone else chooses. Exercise really can be anything that keeps you moving. Your exercise might take you dancing, rock climbing, or sailing. Another weekend it could be hiking, camping and biking. It could be a totally new sport that you want to try, or an old familiar one that you want to get back to.
Do a Self Check
Are you really happy out on a run or moving through the Tai Chi class? If you are not, just keep switching until you find the ones that fit you like a glove. You will be back for those, time after time.
Along the way, as you establish a new daily routine, keep watching for new ideas, new improvements. If you can link up with a buddy, so much the better. Or maybe one gym class opens the door to another. Keep right on going. We all get into grooves and get bored. When you start to feel boredom creep in, start looking for the next plan.
Whatever attracts you next will be the best way to keep your exercise plan moving. Maybe you could be the one who launches a new lunchtime group routine. Or you may have a set of workstation exercises that involve seated yoga poses and great stretch or strength exercises.
The experts all seem to agree. The specifics may not be as important as our willingness to get up and get out there. That moves us off the couch or out of the restaurant, onto a run, over to the gym, or out on a walk. At a certain point the rewards of moving will actually kick in, and then you may miss it when you are not exercising.
Keep trying new things until you find that spot. Then it’s all downhill from there! You have made exercise a working part of your life. Enjoy!