It’s the oldest excuse in the book, you start the week with high hopes thinking you’re going workout 4 -5. Before long, excuses, sets in. Workouts gets away from you, and the becomes a tornado of events. One small imbalance seems to shift your fitness out, and the chaos in. For some reason, the one thing that would calm us down, release anxiety and tension (such as exercise) is always the first to go! I’m here to tell you, it doesn’t have to be that way! You can overcome the excuses and the frame of mind that sets these things into motion. I can teach you the how to fit more workouts into your week.
Plan to Succeed with Actions – Fitting in more workouts
I’m not talking about a thought. Those come in and out of the brain in seconds and can change in an instant. I talking about actions! These simple fitness tips for increasing your workouts mean a lot more to your success than you think!
Take the Hassle out of it
- Wash and prep your workout clothes for the week ahead.
- Designate a workout clothes destination. It could be a drawer, a specific part of your closet, or even just a chair in your room.
- Plan your outfits and stack the clothes in order such as: shirt, shots, socks, and undergarments. They are ready to go in the blink of an eye, no hassle and no excuses.
This may seem like an unnecessary step but it could be the most important!
- Visuals make all the difference. Print out a calendar of the month ahead. Use one that shows the full month, not just a week or a day at a time.
- Post that calendar where you can see it often. This could be at your desk, in your room, or even in the car. Add in the days you’d like to workout. If you’re new to this, you may want to commit to 2-3 days a week to begin, then work up to 4-5.
- Add your appointments to your reminders. Have it remind you the night before and several hours before your workout. You can even add this to your google calendars or outlook calendar. Set reminders there as well as if they were formal meetings.
The ever famous Tony Robbins suggests to reward yourself each and everytime you have a success. In this case, it’s important to use positive reinforcement every time you get to the gym, plan ahead, and push away the excuses. This reward could be a positive thought, a mental pat on the back or even physical rewards you receive for getting your butt through the front doors of the gym!
My personal reward favorites
- New downloads – download songs during your lunch break or weekend that you can only listen to when you’re at the gym. Add them to a custom play list and keep them labeled under something fun such as “Kicking A#$ at the Gym.”
- Magazines – Use designated reading material as your reward for the times when your doing cardio.
- Buy a new piece of gym clothing. You don’t have to break the bank but you can allot yourself 20 bucks for each week or even 10 bucks a week. Save it up and reward yourself with some new attire to go with that banging new body you’re creating!
Now the you have mindset it may be time to commit to a program that’s already prepared and laid out for you! Stop by and look at our amazing program, the Body Burn 28 Day Quick Start!
Fitting in more workouts doesn’t have to rob things from other parts of your life. Remember that a one hour workout is only 4% of your day. The rewards outweigh the time commitment!