We all want to do it – exercise and eat right. And we have the BEST intentions, but before we know it, we fall into too many #Netflix binges; we hit #snooze one too many times and it’s months before we begin the exercise contemplation process again – “I need to workout…”
As your #honolulupersonaltrainer, here are some tips to sneak it in!
Schedule a sweat session – whether it’s pay to play or simply putting in your phone calendar – scheduling it and marking it just as important as your mandatory work meeting is key to getting it done.
Keep your workout gear front and center – out of sight IS out of mind. Sleep in exercise gear; pack bag and put it right by the front door on your way out. Keep it top of mind so that you are less likely to skip the workout.
Get creative – you don’t have to spend 1 hour at the gym. My clients hike with their kids; they walk during their lunch break, they get their steps in their house after the kids are asleep. All #movement is #mindfulmovement and all movement counts!
Make it social – find a buddy, a workout partner, a group class outdoor or online. Team work makes the dream work and keeps you showing up if others are depending on it!
Follow the 10-minute rule – when do we really feel like working out? Honestly, more times than we care to count. Not feeling like exercising today? Commit to just 10 minutes. Whether it’s a quick stretch session, a jog or a walk around the block, a little bit of sweat is better than nothing. Don’t set yourself up for failure with an all-or-nothing mentality! You don’t have to run a marathon to create an exercise habit—even a little bit of movement is great for your health!
Go streaking – pick something fun to do for 30-days. Walk a minute a day? Perfect. Attend 20 classes in a 30-day period? Awesome. These challenges keep you consistent and can be extremely motivating because you’ll have to adopt a “no-excuses” mentality, which can help create a routine.
Which sneaky #exercisehabithack will you try?