Ways to Keep Your Workout Goals a Reality

So you’ve decided to start a workout routine.  This is great.   Research shows working out has a long list of health benefits beyond the physical aspect of it. 

Besides keeping your physical self-healthy, a consistent work out plan can help reduce stress, help you sleep better & help you choose whole, healthy foods more often. 

Here are a few simple ways to keep those workout goals a reality in your day-to-day life:

JUST PUT ON YOUR WORKOUT SHOES
Chances are if you have your sneakers on you will feel more active.  It’s also a lot easier to get out the front door & go for a walk if you are already ready to go!

KEEP YOUR WORKOUT GEAR HANDY
Have small workout equipment in a convenient place so when you have a few extra minutes you can do small sets of resistance training with a kettlebell, resistance bands or a pull up bar.

KEEP A GYM BAG IN YOUR CAR
When you left the office late or those errands took longer than you expected, you wont be tempted to just go home or skip stopping by the gym.  Having gym clothes, a shaker bottle & to-go protein in your car already, will keep you from making a counterproductive decision.

PACK A “MOBILE GYM” WHEN YOU TRAVEL
Make sure the hotel you are staying in has a workout facility included in your stay or a walking/jogging trail close by.  Keep a set of resistance bands & a list of body weight exercises in your suitcase so you always have them when you travel.  If for some reason you can’t get to the gym (maybe you forgot sneakers), just pull up a yoga or workout video on YouTube & do it right in your hotel room.

 PUT WORKOUTS ON YOUR CALENDAR
You may have every intention of going to a spin class at 8AM every morning but if it’s not on your calendar & you get invited to coffee, I can assure you, the coffee invite will win.  But if your workout is on your calendar, you will more likely ask your friend if she can meet you right after workout!

 Be healthy mentally, physically & spiritually.  If you need help figuring out the best workouts for you, email me.  I’ll help you make a plan.