1. Decide. That sounds easy enough. In fact, most people think they already decided when they wrote “work out” on their top ten list of resolutions. But, it’s more than that. It’s a resolute decision that has to happen between your ears. Decide today that you will move your body 4-6 times per week, even if it’s just a few minutes a day. When you really decide on a deeper level then you have a commitment you didn’t have before, and it’s no longer an option to skip out on your workouts.
2. Schedule. This is for real, because if you don’t write it in your schedule it might not, actually, it probably won’t happen. And, if you can workout first thing in the morning that is usually best, because then you have it done for the day. But, if you can’t do it first thing, then put it into your daily planner because it needs to happen just like any other event you do during the day, such as brushing your teeth.
3. Move. Some days you might not feel like working out. But, if you just tell yourself to get up and move for only 5 minutes, you’ll often find you can keep going and before you know it you’ve logged in your 30 minutes for the day.
4. Keep it real. Don’t aim for 1-2 hour workouts. High intensity 30-minute workouts can get you the results you want. Aim to break a sweat 30-minutes a day and you’ll be doing your health and waistline a huge favor. Also, remember that what you eat is 80% of your results so eat a fresh, whole foods diet 80% of the time.
If you can follow these 4 tips and embrace fitness as part of a long term lifestyle, and not have an “all or nothing” viewpoint, then you will find you can get fit in 2015!