Trying to stay motivated to exercise can be difficult. Daily life tends to interfere with even our best efforts. Work, children, home, and spouses demand time and attention and sometimes you may find that you just do not feel like expending the energy necessary to exercise. But if you truly want to see results and continue to make progress, you have to find the resolve to push past these daily obstacles.
One technique that can be motivating and inspiring is the journal method. Keep track of the days you exercise. You can use a notebook or calendar. Every day that you exercise, log it in your notebook or calendar. Track the number of days in a given week that you exercise. At the end of the week you can look back and see how much time you have dedicated to fitness. It is a good way to mark your progress and some people may find that tracking the days motivates them to push past any interfering factors.
Another option is to schedule your work-outs in the same manner you would schedule any other important appointments. You can select certain days and times of the week or determine a new schedule at the beginning of each week around that week’s schedule. By planning in advance which days you will exercise, you’ll be more likely to adhere to your exercise plan and meet your fitness goals.
It is difficult to persist with an exercise schedule. Sometimes it feels as if more important things are neglected when you try to fit in work-outs. But the daily chores will still be there when you are finished. And your health and well being are just as important as the laundry. Aren’t they?
We all know that breakfast is supposed to be the most important meal of the day.
But many of us ignore this morsel of wisdom. Some people are too busy to eat in the morning. Some people aren’t hungry. And others think that if they skip breakfast, they will be that much closer to achieving their dieting goals. In fact, the opposite is true. Skipping breakfast can lead to overeating throughout the day.
Do you know how many of the risk factors attributed to increasing your chances of skin cancer apply to you? There are many factors the experts have found that can increase your odds. If one of your family members has ever been diagnosed with it, your odds are increased by 50%. Some doctors say the odds are even higher. So if any member of your family has ever suffered with any form of skin cancer, you may want to get any suspicious spots on your body checked.
We all count calories. Okay, maybe we don’t count them exactly, but we are aware of them. We know just by looking at them, that some food items are more costly to our figure than others. And we know the impact of the food depends on the calorie content. So even if we don’t tabulate every calorie we consume, we can estimate based on what we ate that day if we’ve overindulged. And then we worry how our excess will impact our weight.
Have you ever stopped to think about how many liquid calories you consume daily? If you’re like most people, it doesn’t really cross your mind. But if you are serious about losing weight, you need to start paying closer attention. One serving of soda contains 150 calories. Sport drinks calorie content is comparable. Just cutting down on the calories you guzzle can result in weight loss. Try keeping track of the number of sodas and juices you drink everyday. You might be surprised at how many extra calories you add to your daily intake just with what you drink.