We all have done it at least once throughout our lives… as well; who knows, we might be doing it all the time… procrastination is a method of slipping into many areas of our lives.
In the home, it’s typically during chores at home… “I’ll take the rubbish out after the footballs finished” or “I’ll wash up in the morning”…
When it comes to exercising, it’s not hard to come up with excuses… “I’ll train after work,” “… or after work,” and after then, “oh, I’m feeling fatigued… I’ll do some exercise in the morning” “… and then, after falling asleep too late and not waking up until the alarm it’s back to the game of procrastination.
Sometimes, the excuses are more complex… “I need to buy a new pair of sneakers first, and if I’m doing that, I should probably book an appointment with the podiatrist to check if I’ll need orthotics.”
But if you’re determined to get your Health and Fitness, you must overcome procrastination. Here are 10 (10) strategies to help you kickstart back on track with your Health and Fitness regime back in order.
1. It is important to make yourself reasonable targets.
If you work for a week of 55 hours and are commuting for 1-2 hours daily to and from work, along with household responsibilities, it may be a bit over the top to imagine going to the gym a full hour each day for six days in a row. You’ll likely be fortunate to make it twice, and the rest of your days could be a struggle. Most of the time, this can cause you to quit exercising completely.
Each exercise experience must be enjoyable. One option is to set aside one day for the gym every week for the first time and then a 20-minute walk during your lunch break on a different day. It is best to start by setting smaller, more manageable goals and then increase the intensity gradually until you’re doing 150 minutes/week of cardio exercise.
2. Plan your Workout time in your calendar or your diary.
Scheduling workouts at an identical time and on a set day will help you establish a routine. This will allow others to understand your performance and use it to their advantage. Once it’s entered into your diary, You treat it the way you would any other time.
It’s important to plan your exercises when it is most probable to complete them. Refrain from scheduling it at times when you’re likely to be tired or hungry. I believe that morning exercise is the best since you can reduce the risk of “not being able to fit in exercise” later.
3. Find an exercise partner.
Find someone else who is of the same fitness level to train with, and they’re expecting you to meet them at a specific date and time. That way, you’re more likely to stick to the training hours you’ve scheduled in your schedule.
4. Find an individual trainer.
A personal trainer is a more dedicated model of the exercise partner. Personal trainers are an appointment on your calendar, and in certain instances, you’ll have to cover even if you don’t make it to the scheduled session… This can be an excellent incentive to ensure you show up! The benefit of having a private coach is that you won’t have to develop the exercises yourself, and you’re more likely to work harder than if you did it yourself.
5. Keep Track of Your Progression.
This is an excellent way to keep you focused. If you can regularly assess your progress and see your progress, then you’ll be inspired to continue.
6. Be sure to reward yourself regularly.
Bribes work with children… so why shouldn’t you? If you can make your fixes good enough, you’ll be amazed at what you can do. Consider getting a group of acquaintances with similar goals for fitness and “pool together” for a fantastic reward! Buy yourself some new clothing whenever you hit the weight loss goal…Whatever is working.
7. You can bargain with yourself… tell yourself that you’ll only do five minutes.
You might not feel like exercising But promise to start your program, and you’ll only be doing 5 minutes. If you don’t feel at ease, stop. In most cases, you’ll complete your workout.
8. Use the method that every little bit is important.
Incidentals count… put away the remote! You must take the steps… place the car further away from the stores or during time-sensitive appointments… take off the train or bus just one station earlier… Take the children to the park to chase them around…or attempt to get from the couch each ad break to move around (e.g., walk on the spot, or perform pushups or other exercises)
9. Select exercise routines that are compatible with your lifestyle.
If you are an active mom with three children, you may be able to go to the gym 5 times each week. Similarly, if you’re employed in a business setting and working 60 hours a week and commutes, you’ll not likely get to the gym right after work every day.
Choose activities and times that are compatible with your daily routine. If you’re a busy mom, you’ll prefer to combine her exercise routine with other activities for children. The pram being pushed off the road (i.e., not in the streets or pathways) is a great way to exercise for new mothers. You can also just run the children for an hour in the park. Kids must be taught that exercise is essential to their daily lives. Exercise as a family could positively impact the dynamics of family life… as the old saying goes… those families who exercise together remain together.
10. Choose activities that you enjoy.
There are so numerous forms of exercise you must be able to pick something you will find satisfying. For instance, looking at houses so you can walk around the neighborhood filled with beautiful homes. Take a bike ride to the oceanfront. Also, you can go swimming or dancing… Whatever you love to do, do it!