CHANGING YOUR BEHAVIOUR IS DIFFICULT.
Did you know that exercising regularly is one of the most commonly made resolutions? It is also one of the most commonly broken.
You see, wanting to set up a fitness habit and actually doing it are two drastically different things. Luckily, there are some realistic tactics one can turn to when learning how to break the discouraging cycle of resolving and failing 👇🏻
CONSISTENCY OVER FREQUENCY
when establishing a brand new habit, don’t immediately overwhelm yourself with trying to go from 0 to 100.
Right behaviours are actually developed through consistency.
Set a goal to workout just 2 days a week. Then set up your ENTIRE schedule to ensure that no matter what happens (earthquake being the only exception 😼), you will not skip those 30-60-120 minutes of movement.
Once you build the habit of exercise, you can think of bringing your game to the next level. But without the habit, intense strategies are useless.
You know what they say 👉🏻 Dream big. Start small. Act now.
CHANGE YOUR INTENTION BEHIND EXERCISE
attempt to stop viewing exercising as a way to punish yourself for those extra few 🍩 you had last Friday. Instead, view it as a way to feel good and stay healthy - both physically and mentally! Good health enables us to realize our true potential, stay productive and cope with endless stresses of life. 🌿
LIGHT A FIRE IN YOUR SOUL
Since our brains are hardwired to respond to what makes us feel GOOD, find something that you ENJOY doing. Lots of people will say you should do HIIT training; that you should heavy lift; that you should yoga. Yes, those people mean well. They most likely enjoy certain types of activities and want you to experience the same benefit. But when you simply hate running/swimming/hand-walking, you are just not going to do it consistently. 🤷🏻♀️
Allow yourself to experiment.
If you don’t enjoy weights, try a bodyweight workout; if yoga is not your cup of tea, try stretching with @flexspacestudios 😉; if you are an introvert & don’t always enjoy being around people, join a virtual group class and workout from the comfort of your own home.