Three quick tips to help you find time to exercise and get you to the gym:
1. Identify your regular gym day – Most people know which work days are longest for them at the office. Therefore, it’s important to identify when you can plan ahead and psyche yourself up to exercise before or after work. Moreover, it’s especially critical to stay consistently loyal to this day—think of it as your “You Day”! This way, you can feel even more inspired to remain dedicated to exercising no matter what temptations attempt to distract you.
2. Keep moving – Keep active after work and proceed to the gym without going home if possible.
Your house or apartment is comforting and tempting, with its plush couch and big screen television. Moreover, you can always find distractions at home to prevent you from going to the gym. So, it’s absolutely crucial to avoid sitting down and getting comfortable, particularly after a long day at work.
3. Say “no” to happy hour – This might seem obvious to some, but alcohol will only prevent you from heading to your gym. Drinking alcohol before a workout is particularly unsafe and will also dehydrate you. Therefore, say “no” to happy hour and choose going to the gym to blow off the unnecessary stress from work or school. Besides, you can still be social at the gym while getting healthy at the same time!
About the Author: Master Trainer Shaun Zetlin has successfully run his own personal training business in the New York Metro area. To find out more about Shaun and his new book, “Push-up Progression Workout for a Stronger Core: A Twelve Push-up Journey,” check out his website: www.zetlinfitness.com