Check out our top tips for creating a long-term schedule that you can stick to.
Keep a calendar
Would you ever consider skipping out on a morning meeting? What about an afternoon client pitch? Treating your workout as simply a possibility automatically relegates it into the “not today” category – you’re too tired, too busy, too sore, too something – you can reschedule, right? Only you don’t.
If becoming fit and healthy is a promise you need to keep this year, you need to make time for yourself, and the best way to do that is to conduct workouts, meal prep and getting out and active like a meeting – if it’s locked in, it’s locked in. No excuses!
We all do it. Putting yourself down or agonising over your flaws won’t make you feel better. Instead of perpetuating the same vicious cycle, write down your negative self-talk, read it, dismiss it and throw it away. You’re not re-making yourself, you’re re-shaping a body that is already packed with potential – your body is a complex organic machine. Instead of knocking it, love it and work harder.
Keep watch of your portion sizes
You may not even realise it’s happening, but your generous portion sizes may lead to eating more than you originally planned, and can be detrimental to your fitness regimen.
We know it’s tedious, but this may be a good time to reflect on your current diet. Consider ditching the dinner plate for side plates – that way, you’re less likely to overeat. Ensure you’re filling up on high fibre, high protein options and be mindful of hidden calories in your beverage of choice. Little tweaks to your diet can assist your fitness routine in big ways.
Mix up the muscle groups
Muscle groups include your lower body, mid-body and upper body. Vary workouts so you’re not exhausting one particular group and gain the maximum benefits from your training. Each routine should also have a variety of leg, push and pull exercises and a few ab-toners that will guarantee a rock-hard core.
This article was proudly provided by the Australian Institute of Personal Trainers https://www.aipt.edu.au/
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