Spring Clean Your Exercise Routine
Apr 07, 2016
“Spring Clean” Your Exercise Routine
- Update Your Active Wear – Find active wear that will support the types of exercise you do as well as keep you visible (think reflective) to others on the road or sidewalks where you are exercising.
- For example, if you like to jog or run then keep in mind your sneakers need to be replaced after you have put about 300-400 miles on them (or at least add a cushion supporting insert to make them last longer).
Take Your Workout Outdoors – especially in the early morning or early evening hours when it is cooler.
- Walk/Jog/Run outside when there is plenty of light out to see where you are going and so you can feel safe.
- Do yoga in a shaded park where you can hear the birds chirp and really find some peace and quiet while you exercise.
Try Out a New Sport – feeling a little bored with your same go-to workout routine then it’s time to try something new.
- Try a Zumba or fitness fusion class that combines cardiovascular exercise with core strengthening.
- Already do cardio but can’t seem to lose the “belly bulge” – most gyms offer free ab classes with your membership and they “Ab-solutely” will give your abs a makeover.
- Take a yoga class or follow along with a yoga or Pilates video at home – if you don’t have any distractions.
Exercise With a Buddy – sometimes that’s half the battle with becoming motivated to exercise….If you don’t have anyone to exercise with you or to motivate you when you feel like skipping the gym then an exercise buddy is just what you need!!
- Studies show that if you work out with another person you are more likely to continue your exercise program than if you were doing it alone.
- Ask a family member, neighbor, co-worker, or friend to schedule a regular exercise routine to stay motivated!
Join a Charity Walk or Community Fitness Event or Walk – in addition to being a great way to give back to the community, you are also able to get into better shape and set new exercise goals for yourself!
- These events are also a great way to meet people and find an “exercise buddy” if you don’t have anyone that’s interested.
Challenge Yourself to Stay Motivated –it doesn’t matter if you are an “athlete” or a newbie when it comes to fitness…it is always important to keep challenging yourself (with your doctor’s permission of course)! Take your exercise routine to the next level so your exercise routine doesn’t become too “routine.”
- Take “before” pictures of yourself and pictures of clothing/outfits you would like to fit back in to once you reach your “goal weight.”
- If you Pinterest….Start a motivational exercise board with quotes and DIY exercise routines.
It all helps to keep you motivated!!