There are people who go to the gym at insane hours of the morning, pumping iron and running on treadmills. If that’s you, more power to you. Then, there are some of us who take sincere pleasure out of hitting the snooze button in the mornings. Why is exercising so hard to do? We all know the benefits of exercising too. There are numerous health perks, and it gives us more energy. It also makes us feel great. Here are a few ways to make it work:
1- Figure out what works for you. Do you like going to they gym with a friend? Studies show that you’re more likely to go to the gym if you have someone to chat with. Maybe it’s using the rowing machine in the basement? All the House of Cards fans understand that. Or maybe you’re the “wake up early and hit the jogging trail at dusk” type.
2- Make a plan. Think about what days of the week you can commit to. Choose the best time to go. If you’re schedule driven, add it to your daily schedule. If you’re not one to make a schedule, add it to your calendar and put a reminder bell on it.
3- We are creatures of habit. Make what works for you part of your daily routine. It’s something you do like brushing your teeth or getting dressed in the mornings. Start looking at exercising as your “daily cup of coffee.” A day without it, simply doesn’t feel right.
Probably one of the biggest bonuses about exercising is that you can eat more. You’ve burned some calories. So treat yourself with a glass of wine (or two). FYI, one glass of wine ranges from 110 to 300 calories. Just thought you should know.
What are your exercise tips?