3 Things You Need to Change About Your Workout
By Virginia Laird
Those who love a good workout can experience the feeling of monotony occasionally. Some do not love to work out, bit they thrive on the cram workout. This is when you may have something planned (vacation, special occasion) and need (or want) to drop a few pounds. These types of workouts can cause unrealistic expectations. Still, some people begin a workout regime but lack the stick-to-it attitude to see actual results. A few things you may need to consider changing when working out includes:
- Your wish for quick results - It takes time to get lasting results
- You do not enjoy your workout - This is important for long-term goals
- You are only working out for the bikini - This sets unrealistic expectations and (ultimately) failure when it is not achieved overnight
You Want Changes Overnight
Exercise can be just for fun. More often, it is results driven. It is imperative to remember that results from exercise are different than a blood test. It takes more than three days (or even a week) to see the results. Research and trainers suggest it takes two weeks to feel the change and four weeks to see even small changes. It can take up to eight weeks to enjoy the lifestyle change.
You Don’t Enjoy Your Workout
It is paramount that you begin by selecting an exercise program you love (or at least enjoy). If you pick a program you despise, you may find yourself making excuses to skip out. Set yourself up for success from the beginning by choosing something you like. Invite a friend to attend a class with you if you do not want to try something new by yourself. If you are not a class lover, try investing in workout videos; this can provide you the comfort of working out in your home.
You Are Only In It For Bikini Season
Commit to more than looking good in your swimsuit. With summer around the corner many people are jumping on the workout bandwagon hoping to have a body swimsuit-ready in only a few weeks. The truth is a body ready to hit the beach while looking great in a swimsuit starts in winter. A difference can be made in this short amount of time, but a drastic change (like what you may have in mind) most likely won’t happen by the first day of summer.
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