Even though many people want to make fitness a priority in their lives and put it first on their to do list, it seems like a difficult task to actually make it happen. Most people have put it on their list of new years resolutions at one time or another in their lives showing how much people want to make it a habit and yet how difficult it can be.
One of the secrets to working out on a regular basis is to make it a priority but also to find something that you find fun and exciting to take part in.
You’ll also want to make sure you start out slow and enjoy the process of getting in shape and improving your performance.
So you can start by looking at activities that you’ll enjoy and asking some direct questions.
Do you enjoy working out by yourself and could use the alone time or do you prefer the motivation and camaraderie that a community of like minded individuals can bring?
Do you like losing yourself in repetitive motion or do you prefer something that provides a changing stimulus where you need to ficus your attention on an ever changing and fast paced activity?
Are you looking for a small group environment that helps keep the motivation high and where you don’t have the intimidation of a large group or do you prefer the anonymity of training in a large group?
Do you prefer a low impact workout or high intensity, adrenaline charged activity?
A good start is to assess what your preferences are and then try a few different classes to see what works for you and what makes you excited to take part in again.
You’ll also want to look for a gym that’s near your home or work as it helps to keep going regularly if the gym is nearby. You’ll want to eliminate the obstacle of having to get there and make sure that distance won’t deter you from working out.
The greatest thing about habitually making exercise a part of your routine is that is does become a habit and you end up looking forward to working out as it becomes more effortless to get your self moving and you end up seeing results.
So how do you make working out a priority in your life?
Find something you enjoy doing, look to make small increments of progress, track your development by keeping a logbook, eliminate distance to a fitness center as a deterrent and keep going until it becomes a habit.
Before you know it you won’t want to stop.