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Three Valuable Tips for Workout Success
Life is hectic, often with little time left in a day to focus on taking care of ourselves. While many of us know working out helps us stay physically and mentally healthy, it might feel like we just don’t have the time in a given day to do one more thing. We get it, and this is why we’d like to share these three simple tips that will not only help us schedule our workouts but follow through with success and a renewed sense of accomplishment.
Schedule time to work out.
It’s very important to schedule time for our workouts. Just as we take our jobs seriously, we also want to give our minds and bodies that same level of importance. When we look at it from the perspective of being kind to ourselves and placing importance on our well-being, this can make all the difference in the world.
Make an exercise date with a friend.
Working out with at least one other person during the times you’ve scheduled will help you be more accountable and consistent in maintaining your workout schedule. This doesn’t have to be the same person for every workout, but having a buddy with you can be a real morale booster and make it more fun.
Be honest with ourselves.
Being honest with ourselves is also a key ingredient for successful workouts. Chances are we are not going to feel like working out every time we plan to. It’s important to remember that discipline is not always about wanting to do what is right for us, but doing it regardless of what’s going on in our heads that might be preventing us from making it to a workout. Say, for example, we had an exceptionally long day at work and aren’t in the best frame of mind for our upcoming workout. Powering through these thoughts and sticking with our scheduled workout will most likely result in a better state of mind post-workout.
Simply stated, scheduling time to work out, planning to exercise with a friend, and being honest with ourselves can help lead us down a path to a more successful workout routine. Remember, we’re all in this together, and sticking to our scheduled workouts is one of the best gifts we can give ourselves.
Mari Espinoza was born in Washington, D.C., and raised in Miami. She began teaching cycling in 2013 while living in Georgia and is a valued member of the Echelon fitness community. She is a passionate cyclist and enjoys helping lead others toward living happier, healthier lives. Mari is a single mom to four children, full-time instructor, dog mom, lover of learning, and knows firsthand what it’s like to try to squeeze in a workout. She is an ACE® Certified Personal Trainer, BDU Certified, and holds several Barre certifications.