by: Brittany McGregor
I am an athlete, and most athletes include general exercise as a part of their daily life. In all honesty, I can’t lie to you; I have had my bad and my good days in the gym or on the field. So, I know that it isn’t the easiest habit for most people to start working out and actually continue to workout long term.
Why do some people have issues with making exercise a regular habit? Well, I know of several factors, but the main points I have noticed:
Too Difficult: People start out with a big mind set, a lot of ambition, and a huge goal. I hear, “I’m going to go to the gym for a hour a day!” The issue with that is your body probably isn’t used to working out that much; starting off too big drains your energy. Usually, your body will holdup for a few days, and then your energy level drops down to just dead beat tired. So, instead of starting out with the “go big or go home” mindset, start out small and work your way up to being able to accomplish the bigger goals.
Too Many Goals: If it isn’t the work out being too difficult, it’s trying to fit too many goals in at one time that derails many people. I have known so many people who are interested in working out, but they either don’t know where to start or even how to start. Setting goals for your self is important, but starting out with too many can also be a issue.
Not Having Any Time: I understand that we as humans are busy with school, sports, work, chores, etc. Working out doesn’t have to be for extremely long periods of time, as long as you are doing something physical each day constantly. Make yourself a plan, for example, some days of the week go running and other days go to the gym. You also don’t have to workout every single day either, just make yourself an organized schedule.
We all want that slim, nice, fit, tight body, but are you willing to put in the work and effort to make yourself look like that?
Remember, make it simple
- Start off with a smaller goal and work your way up to accomplishing a bigger one
- Don’t set to many goals at once, which can lead to overload
- Instead of trying to shove every workout you have in mind in one workout, make yourself a organized schedule