There’s nothing worse than wanting to head into the hills with friends, explore a new cycle path or enjoy a summer morning run and finding your fitness isn’t up to scratch.
Follow these tips to get in shape…
Make It Routine
Commit to making exercise part of your daily routine. Try and set aside 30 minutes a day, longer at weekends. It helps to keep to a regular time slot.
Mix It Up
Cross-training, where you follow more than one type of exercise, is a great way to stay motivated. It’s also good for your body and helps you avoid overuse injuries or muscle imbalance.
Try A New Sport
Taking up a new sport challenges your body, plus it can be a lot of fun. You’ll gain increased confidence from learning something new. It can also be super motivating!
Read my 47 Tips, How To Get Fit for inspiration!
Just 5 Minutes
If you’re struggling to get out the door (or hit the yoga mat), follow the “just 5 minutes” rule. Tell yourself you’ll exercise for 5 minutes then see how it goes. Sometimes just starting will motivate you to complete your full routine.
Don’t Overdo It
Throwing yourself into an ambitious training regime that only lasts one week, won’t help your fitness levels. Be sensible and listen to your body. Overdoing it can leave you deflated and possibly injured. Build-in rest days when you stick to light exercise such as an easy walk.
There are many different sports and ways of getting fit. Find out what you enjoy doing. It’s far easier to show up if your exercise routine is an enjoyable part of your day.
Instead of chasing perfection, start living. Exercise should be fun!
Hopefully, these tips will get you up off the couch and committing to an exercise regime. Get fit for summer and let me know how you get on!
If you’ve found this post helpful, you may enjoy my other fitness-related articles:
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- Fitness Goals And How To Achieve Them (7 Realistic Steps)
- How To Be Fit (A Guide For Beginners)
- Why You Need To Stop Chasing Perfection (And Start Living Instead)
- How To Motivate Yourself To Exercise (When You Really Don’t Want To)