Now you have your exercise regime and it’s routine, you are on track to your goal weight and the fitness level you have been wishing for.
But how can you make sure that you keep up the regularity and effectiveness of your exercise regime? It’s not easy to keep it going long-term, so you need a way to make exercise part of your life, and so much so that you don’t even notice it.
The first trick is to be consistent. You may not run fast on the treadmill or life huge weights every day, but make what you do regular. It’s that constant repetition that keeps your body working and your metabolism on the go.
Have an element of strength training in your workout. Lifting dumbells or exerting yourself in some way builds up strength and muscle which are both key to staying in shape.
Vary things a little, according to intervals. Walk up and down the stairs for two minutes, do squats for another two, and change over again. Keeping these kinds of actions in your routine are easy and make a real difference.
Get a cardio vascular element in there. 30 to 60 minutes a day of really working that heart will keep your body burning calories long after you have stopped.
Time it properly. Figure out the best time of the day for you, the time when you will have the energy and enthusiasm to give your exercise all you’ve got. You could be a morning person, or you might like a run in the evening after work.
Don’t be impatient. You are doing all of this work, yet not seeing an immediate result, but that’s normal. You do need to work for it. Set yourself realistic goals that you can achieve to keep yourself motivated, find exercises that you enjoy doing and you will find it easier to keep going. You’ve got the plan, now time to execute it properly.