It seems almost cliché to making working out your New Year’s resolution. The gym is always at its fullest at the beginning of the calendar year with eager people trying to work off their holiday weight and begin a new year with a new healthy outlook! The theory behind the mass rush to the gym is fantastic, however give it 3 or 4 weeks and those numbers seem to dwindle. The only winners are the gym owners who get to keep the monthly payments.
Sign up for a Weekly Class
The freedom to come and go as you please is fantastic for avid gymgoers who need a flexible schedule and can’t commit to the same time every day or week. However the freedom can also be a negative thing because there is nothing forcing you to go except for your own free will. Excuses can easily be made and the time spent at the gym begins to decrease faster than you ever anticipated. One way around this is to sign up for a weekly class such as adult karate. Find a day that works for you and commit to it every week. Classes typically run for a few months, which is long enough to form a habit and keep you wanting more! Look into joining a self-defense class which challenge both the body and the mind. With the weekly commitment firmly on your calendar, you may be more successful with your workout regime.
Enlist with a Friend
As we get older it becomes increasingly more difficult to find time to spend with friends. There seems to be commitments every night of the week and no time to socialize and have fun. Try mixing two things into one. Join a class and invite a friend or your spouse to come and join with you! You and your friend can motivate one another to go each week and to always give it your all. And the extra time spent with your friend is the added bonus to the whole process.
The average person may have difficulty in keeping up with their ambitious healthy lifestyle goals. It’s important to schedule your workouts in a realistic way so as to yield the best commitment and the best results. Take stock of what you need to accomplish on a weekly basis and schedule your workout time accordingly. Try to avoid any potential schedule conflicts to ensure your workouts don’t get cancelled.
Better health is something that only you can achieve for yourself. It’s a commitment to yourself and one that you should work tirelessly to maintain.