3 Tips to Fall into Fitness

Don't let the end of summer be the end of your exercise routine!

The beginning of fall is approaching. Here are three tips which will set you up for success in maintaining an exercise regiment all year long!

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1. Set a schedule for your training.

I wonder when I'll have time to work out this week?
Will I feel like going to the gym tomorrow?

Leaving your exercise routine subject to convenient circumstances or your feelings is a sure way to "plan to fail." Most people train when they feel motivated or inspired.


"Make your workouts non-negotiable..."

Here is a better idea: Make your workouts non-negotiable, just like your child's soccer game or showing up for work. Plan your workouts in advance and treat them with the same commitment as you would a doctor's appointment, except workouts are more enjoyable. When you have a schedule for your training, you have a way to pull yourself back on track even if you compromise one day.

2. Find movement that you enjoy.

Will power and self-discipline can only go so far; by finding an exercise program that you enjoy you are setting yourself up to succeed. There are so many different types of way to incorporate exercise.

"Have your workout be a highlight of your day."

The best way to see results is by having your workout be a highlight of your day. If you despise running, your cardiovascular exercise days probably shouldn't be on the treadmill. In the beginning, have an open mind and try a variety of activities to see what you enjoy. Maybe you've never taken a group exercise class, but you give it a try.

3. Record your exercise routine and your progress.

"What gets measured, gets managed."

What gets measured, gets managed. If you can't tell someone how many reps and sets you do at a particular weight; how will you ever know if you're getting stronger? Tracking your training can keep you motivated because you can specifically see how you've progressed over time. Maybe instead of just jogging until you're tired and then walking; keep track of your distance and time so you can see how your stamina increases over time.

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