Now that I’ve spent the summer talking about food prep and kitchen organization, I think it might be a nice change to talk about workout strategies. I’ll start with the overview and then do smaller posts on each aspect of the overview.
- Better attention.
- Less anxiety and better, more stable mood.
- Better sleep. (See how those tie in!)
- Less stimulation seeking behavior, especially by eating.
- You will be healthier.
- You will probably look better.
- Pick activities that you enjoy. (Or at least not hate it.)
- Have a variety of activities so that you don’t get into a rut.
- Don’t fall into black and white thinking. For example, don’t convince yourself that the only good workout is a 40 minute run. 10 minutes is better than nothing, and will usually turn into something more.
- Don’t push yourself until your workout sucks. Leave with a good feeling.
- Know yourself. Home or gym? Morning or evening?
- Don’t miss more than one day in a row while starting the routine if you can help it.
- Find time on the weekend when you’re less busy. Then you only have to find out how to workout around work 2 days a week.
- Keep a workout calendar to keep track of your progress.
- Be patient and learn to delay gratification.
- Practice self talk to motivate yourself.
Standard Disclaimer: In an effort to foil my own perfectionist tendencies, I do not edit my posts much… if at all. Please excuse and typos, mistakes, grammatical errors, or awkward phrasing. I focus on getting my content down. An imperfect post completed is better than a perfect post that goes unposted.