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Are you having trouble
fitting your workout into your busy schedule? It's not always easy to start a
workout program, let alone follow through with it. Here are a few tips to get
you started fitting workouts into your schedule and on a new, fit lifestyle
that lasts a lifetime!
1. Be reasonable with
your first workouts. Don't take on too much too quickly. Sore muscles can
be an excuse to give up before you've really begun. Better to start slow, and
build upon your workout.
2. Work out in the
morning. As the day goes on, things come up that can prevent you from
getting in your workout. Plus, if you work out in the morning you'll get
energized for the day, and get a metabolism boost as well.
3. Schedule your
workout. Write it down on your calendar! Even if it's a short time, a quick
workout is better than none. This will help you make it a way of life.
4. Get a workout
partner. On those days you might want to slack off, a friend can give you
that extra push to get you going. If no one's around, find a virtual partner.
If you have a computer, there's no reason for you to ever work out solo.
5. Change your
workout. Varying your program has both physical and mental benefits. Sick
of your house? Try something outdoors, like a bike ride or a hike.
6. Take your
measurements. And keep track so you can see progress. Muscle weighs more
than fat, and you may not see results on the scale as fast as you will notice a
drop in inches or clothing size.
intensity. You have to increase your intensity to keep making progress.
Don't let your program stagnate. Not only will you stop seeing results but
you'll also get bored. And it's easy to stay motivated when you keep seeing
Andrea Pesce is an occupational therapist, certified
fitness trainer, climber, surfer, and adventure racer based in Los