Happy Tuesday! It’s time for another edition of Tuesday Topics.This week’s Tuesday Topic: how do you get back on the fitness wagon? You can write about this or any running related blog post. Remember to link-up with Kim and Zenaida and the bottom of this post!
It’s easy to fall off the fitness wagon, especially this year! Here are some tips on how to get back into a good fitness routine.
Mix it up
No one wants to do the same thing all the time. My workout routine revolves around running, cycling and strength training. If you prefer to stick to one form of exercise, you can still mix that up. For example, if you only run, try to focus on running different routes, doing shorter and longer runs and doing different types of runs such as intervals, hills or sprints. There’s always ways to make things interesting.
5 Minute Rule
I usually workout in the morning so of course sometimes I would rather sleep in, but I always end up getting up and getting dressed. Usually by then I’m in the mood to workout, but if not, I give myself the 5 minute rule. Basically this means I tell myself that I’ll stop the workout if I’m still not feeling it after 5 minutes. I would say that 95% of the time this never happens and I continue with my workout. Remember, there’s a difference between not wanting to workout and not bring able to workout.
Set Time Standards
You don’t need an hour every day to get in a good workout, so don’t let lack of time be an issue. You can get in a great workout in a shorter period of time, especially if you implement high intensity interval training (HIIT). I’ve been drenched in sweat after a 20 minute HIIT workout so it’s totally possible. Or, if you don’t have a large block of time, you can always split up your workouts. Try doing a 15-30 minute in the morning and the same in the evening. You have to make your workouts work for you and your schedule.
Overall, the best advice I can give is to start off small and really find the best schedule that works for you.
Tell me: How do you get back on the fitness wagon?
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