If you want to get yourself into a new exercise routine, or if you’re already into it but want to do it better, here’s some useful information to help you along. If you’re already in the routine and want to extend it, correct mistakes or add new moves, read on.
1. Be patient. If you don’t like the exercise or don’t have time for it, don’t think that you’re the only one. People can be in this exercise routine for years and never see the same results as someone who chooses to stay consistent. When you start to get discouraged and demotivated, ask yourself if you really don’t like the exercise. For example, instead of doing sit ups, ask yourself if you would rather work on your stomach muscles or on building up your upper body. Also, if you can’t spare the time and you’ve got work to do, get creative and use the exercise as a time-saving device or as an excuse to meet a friend for drinks or a date.
2. It’s more important to do something than to do less. You don’t need to spend 2 hours a day doing the same thing, although it helps. You can do a few sit ups every night instead of doing 2 sets. You can do a few sets of 20 push ups instead of doing 2 sets. By varying the activity, you’ll get better results.
3. Set your goals. Once you’ve got a shortlist of what you want to do, you can set your goals. Goals will help you get back on track if you ve missed something. Even if you’ve started to see results, if you don’t set a new goal for every mini-cycle, you’ll plateau. Setting goals is essential for long-term success.
4. You can take it slow. You’ve got to be realistic with yourself. If you’re not used to doing sit ups and you’ve increased your work out in the last month, don’t try to do too much too quickly. You’ll overdo it and it’ll start to affect your sleep and eating habits.
5. Set a goal. Set mini goals every 8 weeks and set the mini goals are a week apart. There’s a website for mini goals and you can do them whenever you want. If you start to feel tired and unmotivated, take a break from exercise for a day or two.
There’s a whole lot of information at your fingertips. I’ve only touched on a few areas, but there’s a lot on the internet about training and nutrition. It’s difficult, but you can find it. Good luck!