I noticed that after college my friends and I found it hard to want to exercise after work. It is exhausting getting into the routine of just working and there are plenty of other things you “need” to be doing other than exercising, right?
What could be more important than your health? Not only does exercise help you maintain a healthy weight, it also helps to boost your immune system, improve sleep, decrease stress and improve your body image. Exercise is really beneficial to your overall health, not just your physical appearance.
That is why you should start looking at exercise like an appointment that you have to make. Every Sunday take a look at your week. What days will you be really busy? You aren’t going to know your complete schedule each week but trying to lay it out is a good start.
On the days when you don’t have anything extra going on, you should schedule out an hour for exercise. Make this hour right after work so you don’t have the opportunity to go home first. If you are an early riser, I would suggest working out in the morning. It will help you start your day off on a positive note.
For this to work, you really need to look at this hour of exercise as time for you. Exercising can be a chore when you are first starting but it will quickly become something that you want to do.
Maybe you’ve tried this and it didn’t work? Some people do need some extra motivation. I can admit to being one of those people.
If you need extra motivation and you have the budget for it, sign up for workout classes. Trying different workout classes gives you a look into different types of workouts and different gyms. You may end up loving something that you never thought you would try.
If you don’t feel like splurging on classes then exercise with a group of friends. Having other people motivate you is a great way to keep up with exercising. Even if it’s just going on a walk with some friends, you are getting exercise and some much-needed girl time!