Modern life is often hard, and usually stressful, especially if you are trying to work full time and raise a family – itself a full time job on its own! Finding time to exercise regularly on top of all that is challenging to say the least, and staying on target of a weight loss plan can seem almost impossible at times.
That said, I don’t let stress become an excuse for avoiding exercises altogether! Every one of us has only 24 hours allotted in a day, so if you can fit in all of your daily activities within that 24-hour period, how is it that you cannot find time for exercises? Don’t you brush teeth, or take a shower everyday? Why do you do these? Because they are part of your daily routine. You know that if you don’t brush your teeth regularly, you will suffer from tooth decay. Similarly, if you don’t take a shower regularly, you will have skin diseases. But do you know that if you don’t workout regularly, you will become fat?
Truth be told, lack of time isn’t really a reason for avoiding exercise. The chances are you probably either don’t know where to start, or just can’t motivate yourself to do it. In either case, this article will give you some useful tips on how to get started.
1. Workout with a friend: If you have a friend with the same goals as you, then go to the gym together. You’ll find that having someone else there will really help to motivate you and keep you on target, as well as making the workouts that much more fun. Remember, you never know unless you ask, so call up your friends and see if any of them are interested. The chances are, you’ll find that some of your friends are in the same position that you are, and the call from you will be just the impetus they need to start.
2. Get an IPOD: Take an IPOD with you whenever you hit the gym. This is a great way of kicking out the boredom out of your workout routine!
3. Do what you love: There are exercises that you probably don’t love to do; if you force yourself to do these exorcises it is only a matter of time before you become bored with them! If, instead, you find exercises that you actually love, then it becomes easier!
4. Start slowly: If you aren’t used to exercising, you’ll need to take some time to get your body adapted to it. So start off slowly, and as your body gets into condition, you can gradually increase the amount of exercise you do, and build up to an intense workout. Just start with 15 or 20 minutes a day, and