It’s that time of year again … holiday parties are well underway – chocolate, ginger bread cookies, and alcohol are all tempting us left and right. I can’t think of a better time to start exercising and counteract the effects of this holiday season. Here are some great tips on how to start a fitness routine properly to make your efforts worth it!
- Whether you’re looking to join a class or buy some home dvds, ensure you match your fitness level. If you can’t remember the last time you exercised, a cross fit workout is not right for you. If you can’t perform the exercises properly, you won’t see results and get discourage very quickly.
- Find an activity that you’re interested in. Boredom is one of the highest reasons many people
quit their fitness routine. If the elliptical has never been your thing, chances are it won’t be even if it’s sitting in your basement. Exercising is 80% mental discipline. Make sure you know you’ll do it before you spend the money.
- Give yourself accountability. Whether you bet your friends you’ll fit into that black dress for New Years Eve or you pay for group classes, accountability is a great motivator.
Have fun with what ever you choose. And don’t be afraid to start slow and build – results and patience go together :-). Happy holidays!