When there is a will there is a way, even if barriers such as lack of time, lack of money or energy or just unwillingness are blocking it. If you aren’t sure about how you can lift these barriers, try going to the following tips and get motivated to start your workout now:
1.Too tired to workout
On the contrary, exercise will just boost your energy levels. When you exercise, your body begins to produce feel good hormones such as endorphins, which increase feelings of happiness and pleasure. You can work out in the morning if you want your day to be full of energy and productive, however, it doesn’t really matter when you exercise as long as you do it. As a bonus, exercise also gives you a healthy fatigue at the end of the day so that you can sleep sound at night.
Sometimes you don’t have to make time for a particular workout; you just need to fit it into another activity. If you’re fond of watching TV, doing some strengthening exercises with resistance bands or dumbbells may help. If you have a treadmill, use it while watching your morning news! If you want to focus on your show only, exercising during the commercials is a good option too. Try doing some squats or jumping jacks.
If you don’t have enough time for a 30 to 60 minute workout every day, you can break it down and perform mini workouts throughout the day. The outcome will be more or less the same anyway.
Another way to get a workout is to walk as much as possible. For example, you can park your car at a distance from the supermarket or your office and walk to your destination. This will give a little bit of exercise for the day because you get to walk to and from the place. If you want to kick it up a notch, try running instead.
3. Not getting time off from your kids
Include them in the fun too! Take them to the park for walks or walk around the nearby playground. Grab a skipping rope and try jump roping with them. Try biking with the kids or try active video games such as Wii Sport or Dance Dance Revolution.
If you believe that exercise is all about running or just a single type of activity, you may have to re-construct your workout regimen. There is an exercise for everybody, you just to find one that suits you best. From dancing and swimming to kickboxing and weightlifting, the list is endless. Any type of activity which makes you sweat can be safely considered as an exercise. Even gardening is a good physical activity if you enjoy it.
Adjust your exercise and do it the way you enjoy it. If you enjoy running on a treadmill while watching TV, there is no reason why you shouldn’t do so.
Getting an exercise buddy can help too. You and your friend can hold each other accountable for your workouts and thus, prevent yourselves from avoiding exercise.
It’s always good to add some spice to your routine so make sure you add a new workout to your regimen and make exercise an enjoyable experience.