There are a variety of reasons why you feel motivated to start an exercise routine this upcoming new year. Whether it’s to have more energy, drop a few pants sizes, or even to start a new hobby, there are all sorts of perks to getting in shape.
Being motivated to start isn’t always enough to see the results you want to see, however. You have to be willing to put in the work that it requires to get on the right track and stay there.
Once you get started, it’s not always easy to know how to get moving. If you’re thinking about starting a new workout program as your New Years’ resolution, then take a look at these tips to ensure your success.
Choose a Workout Suited For You
Not every workout is suited for everyone. Some who suffered an injury recently isn’t going to go at the same intensity as someone who used to be a runner in high school. It’s important that you know your body and your limitations.
Keeping your needs in mind when you choose a workout will ensure that you don’t hurt yourself or burnout prematurely. When your workout is well suited to your lifestyle, you’ll get the most out of it.
Gradually Increase Your Workout
A lot of people want to dive into seeing immediate results from their exercise regime. Unfortunately, as a result, they often
Rather than going from engaging in no physical activity whatsoever to suddenly working at full capacity, take it slow during the first few days to weeks. Gradually increase your intensity and length of the workout.
Add about 10 minutes to your workout every week until you’ve reached an hour. If you’re pressed for time, increase your intensity, and cut the time in half.
Schedule Your Workouts Into Your Day
Many people lose their interest in working out because they don’t see it as a necessity. However, if you’re really committed to working out, you should schedule it the same as you would a shift at work or a doctor’s appointment. Make it a part of your day and prioritize your commitment to getting in shape!
Find a Workout Buddy
In many cases, you’ll find that partnering up with a workout buddy will keep you much more motivated than working out by yourself. Exercise together and set goals as a team. By receiving and giving support to each other, you’ll be much less likely to give up early on.
Incorporate Strength Training
In order to achieve ideal results, you should combine cardio with strength training. As a result, you’ll boost your metabolism while tightening and strengthening muscles. The end result will be a rockin’ body!