You may have the best intentions to exercise regularly, rain or shine, but more than likely life can get in the way and put a damper on your routine.
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3. Increase accountability. Buddying up with a friend, taking a class or working with a personal trainer are ways you can increase accountability and the likelihood that you will follow through with your program. I recently started working with a personal trainer and found myself to be energized by having someone else checking up on me, making sure I don’t give up and continuing to challenge myself in new ways. If you have a birthday or special event coming up, ask for a gift certificate to a personal trainer. You may be surprised how much more motivated you can be when accountable to someone else.
4. Break a sweat at home. For those busy times when you can’t get to the health club, you need to have some easy ways to get fit at home. Jumping rope, using hand weights or exercise bands or finding fun exercise videotapes or DVD’s are some examples that work well for my patients. If home responsibilities are getting in your way, consider sharing babysitting responsibilities with neighbors or friends so that you can get the time you need to go for a jog, do some yoga or just take a long, warm bath and re-charge your batteries.
I hope these four tips will give you new ideas for boosting your fitness, even when life is hectic.