Have you found yourself in an exercise rut? The shorter, darker, colder days can make you too cozy or exhausted to pull on your trainers and get your bottom to the gym. But we all know exercise is the perfect way to get rid of that seasonal fatigue–and make holiday noshing a little less hazardous for your gut!
1. The Excuse: With my crazy schedule, getting to the gym is pain in the butt!
How to Get Around it: “Completely switch your routine around! Always use dumbbells for strength training? Do a workout on machines only. Love your workout on the elliptical? Do 30 minutes on the StairMaster instead. Never use the cable machine? Use it exclusively for a week. Variation is the key to success.”
4. The Excuse:You’re bored with your routine.
How to Get Around it: “You need focus, a reason to work out, a definitive goal. Sign up for an event like a 5K or an organized bike ride. Make it a challenging goal, one that will push your limits and lead to a sense of satisfaction when you achieve it. Even better, do it while raising money for a charity you support to invest in yourself further. Having a specific goal and date for achieving it is a powerful tool in exercise adherence.”
- What are some of your tips to get out of an exercise rut?