Even the idea of pulling yourself out of bed to lace up your shoes may seem implausible on many days.
But, being active has many more benefits for you than the pain you take in getting yourself to begin the workout. If you’re one of us who find it hard to get into a workout routine, here are few proven methods that will make it easier to get out of your slumber and break a sweat.
Dress up for your workout:
During the night before, select your favourite tee and sweats that you want to wear for your next day’s work out. If you want to, add a bit of extra colour to your outfit through neon shoes or tee to make the physical activity more fun. This simple exercise of deciding your outfit, which takes you less than five minutes, saves you immense pain in the morning of having to choose an outfit.
Make a commitment with a friend
Having a friend or a workout partner who can help you be more accountable is always better. Knowing that someone is counting on you to attend the workout session will make you less likely to skip it. A friend can also push you to lift heavier weights and push yourself through longer distances. What is better than having a friend to share tips and celebrate each other’s progress.
Stick to a routine that works for you
For some morning workouts might be the best, while for a few others, evenings suit better. Working out is an individual thing, and if you are sleep deprived, morning exercise likely won’t work for you. If you are in charge of getting your children up and ready or have early shifts to work, don’t push yourself extra harder to fit in morning exercise and thereby losing out on precious sleep. Instead, choose the time that you can commit yourself to on a daily basis. Don’t sweat about missing out on exercising in the mornings.