Many of you have taken the initiative to make exercising part of your weekly routine. We see more bookings and the regulars coming back to thrice-a-week workouts since week one of January. Are you one of them?
For the rest of you, if you have just settled into 2015, it is time to whip out your calendar and start to schedule in your workouts. I have highlighted previously that exercising consistently is more important than setting fitness goals – the way to get fitter is to build the exercising habit and not goals. I also shared some tips to build sustainable habits.
If you find that you are still having difficulties building exercising as a habit, you should start to examine the type of person that you want to be. This brings me to Identity-Based Habits concept by James Clear – it is important to change the perception you have of yourself to make habits stick. You need to be convinced that you are someone who exercises daily. Then, you will become a person who exercise daily.
Remember, exercising daily doesn’t mean you have attend a class everyday or run 5km every day. Exercising daily means you make an effort to move daily – climb up stairs to your apartment, park your car at the furthest lot you can get from your destination, get off 2 bus-stops earlier and walk home, bring your kids out for an evening walk after dinner, do 5 minutes mat Pilates exercises at home while watching TV. They will all add up. The open secret is to keep doing it (without stop).
Get motivated by folks from a century ago to our current times, all who have achieved success by building exercising as a habit:
Lastly, a recent report shows that “you can lose up to 50 percent of your hard-earned fitness gains in a one week of inactivity”! OMG! This means that for every week that you have stop exercising, you have to double up your efforts in the following week just to achieve the same rate of success. Life isn’t fair – that doesn’t mean we can’t beat it!
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