30 January 2013
Broken New Year’s resolutions got you down? Need a little motivation to help you get focused back on your 2013 workout goals? That makes you and everyone else. The hardest part of exercising is making it to the first 0.01 seconds of the start of each workout. Lucky for you, we have a two-part blog series which will help make your workout one of the few remaining good habits you have left (ha!).
1: Write it down
Got big ideas on what you want to achieve this year but feel a bit overwhelmed? Write it down! Writing a plan will help you see the big picture and also help you set realistic goals. That way you can assess what's achievable and what's not.
Goal 1: Workout minimum three times a week
Goal 2: Run an eight minute mile
Goal 3. Qualify for the 2014 Team GB women's speed skating team.
First eat breakfast, then get ready, then go to work. We can manage that five times a week, why can't we stick to our workout plans? Perhaps you can push "work out" to the front of your schedule for you early birds, or block of 1-2pm in your calendar and disappear from your desk with your trainers over your lunch break. Timing is everything here so be strategic AND realistic about your schedule; only you can determine what times work best for you.
3. Mix it up
A variety of activities will not only keep you interested and excited about your workout, but it's essential to keep up with our changing schedules. Work near a yoga centre and know you're going to be stuck in a boring meeting until 7pm tomorrow? Throw your yoga gear in your bag before work and pop down to the 7.30pm class. Not meeting your friend until later but too bored with work to hang around? Go for a quick run in the city before meeting up. Try a few different activities a week – like Pilates, cycling, swimming – and see if that doesn't keep you interested and at a loss for excuses.
Sounds pretty easy, right? So your mission this week: dust off your trainers and put these tips to the test!