How To Restart Your Exercise Habits…
Once again it’s the Gentlemen’s Curb where fashion meets fitness in a BIG way. We are back with some tips to help you stay focused on restarting our exercise goals for the new year. Winter is the typical time of year when people get a little too comfortable and exercise habits start to fall away. And it can be extremely difficult to motivate yourself to get started all over again. Well, to give you a helping hand, we are going to provide you with some tips which will hopefully give you that extra shot of inspiration that you need to restart your workout regime and keep it going.
Schedule Your Workout
Life can get very busy, very quickly. And many people decide that their gym session is the first thing that can be dropped from their schedule. So, draw up a list of your different priorities and find a time which you can fit in your exercising. Many people decide to do this early in the morning as you know that you have gotten it out of the way and you don’t have to worry about it for the rest of the day.
Get an Exercise Buddy
An exercise buddy will hold you accountable, and give you that extra incentive to work out when you really don’t feel like it. You also have the social aspect which helps to make exercise more enjoyable. As well as this, you can push each other to continue achieving bigger and better things.
Create a Home Gym
If you feel like you don’t have the time to go to the gym after a long day, you can make your own workout station at home. Perhaps you can start off small with just an exercise mat and some dumbbells, before looking for some more advanced equipment like a treadmill and the best stationary bike. It will be a lot trickier to find excuses not to exercise when the gym is right there in your own home!
Make it More Enjoyable
If your exercise regime has become stale and boring, you will be much less inclined to keep going with it. There are literally thousands of ways that you can move your body and get exercise, so find something that really holds your interest. Perhaps it is a new sport or exercise class. The only way you can find out is by trying lots of different activities before settling on one or more that is right for you.
Treat Exercise as Stress Relief
When people are feeling stressed, they often don’t automatically think if exercise as a way of relieving this. But exercise releases endorphins which will then go on to improve your mood. The next time you are feeling under pressure, try going out for a run or engaging in your favorite sport to get your mind off things.
One of the most motivating things that you can do to keep you exercising on a regular basis is to measure and record any improvements you are making. Set yourself goals and you are much more likely to work hard to achieve them.
Using a combination of these different techniques should help you out in a big way when you are trying to restart your exercise habit. Until the next time, it’s the Gentlemen’s Curb where fashion meets fitness in a BIG way. Feel free to email us if you have a topic that you want to be covered or if you have a product that you want us to review. firstname.lastname@example.org