Workout struggles can leave you feeling like you should give up.
They’re one of my biggest life pains along with motivating myself to live a healthier lifestyle. This includes eating healthier and putting the effort to actually working out.
I have to say that I’ve been better about eating healthier, yet it didn’t happen overnight. It took me years to get to where I am, and I still indulge in sweets.
Yet, I’m at a point in my life where working out is not a question. It’s more of something I have to do for my health, and even help my body destress and relax.
AND trust me, I have a love-hate relationship with working out. I love feeling destressed and relaxed after working out but I don’t love the actual working out part.
So without further ado…
How I overcome some of the typical workout struggles?
- Time: I wake up earlier to at least have a 30-minute workout.
- Gyms: I workout in the comfort of my own home. If you go the gym route, I’d suggest starting with a beginner’s class that has a large group, so you don’t feel alone.
- Lack of Motivation: I workout as soon as I wake up. Once my workout area is ready, I jump straight into warming-up. By the time my brain really registers the workout fatigue I’m mid-way through the routine and nearly almost done. And then it’s out of sight and out of mind.
- Accountability: I use a Fitness Tracker. It buzzes every time I need to get up and walk.
- Nutrition: I use my Fitness Tracker to keep track of my nutrition, so I can indulge in moderation.
I mostly use workout videos throughout the weekdays and give myself the weekends to rest.
I find that by allowing the professionals to show me how to workout, it gives me the ability to take a back-seat and not think twice about what I’m doing. This helps a lot especially if you’re starting out and don’t have any idea about which workout combos will help you with your goals.
If you’re curious about my workouts they range from 30-45 minutes with these workout trainers here.
Bottom line don’t give up.
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