Here’s a couple of tips to keep your fitness regime on track:
- Set smaller goals. Instead of walking/jogging that 3 miles a day you promised yourself, try maybe starting with a shorter distance – like a half-mile. Then, once that becomes part of your regular routine, gradually up the distance, little by little, until you reach your target.
- Have fun. Don’t punish yourself if you miss a day. Make sure whatever exercise you pick (walking, racquetball, etc.) is something you actually enjoy doing. Sticking with it will be much easier.
- Treat yourself. When you reach a goal or even complete 5 consecutive days of accomplished activity, give yourself a present, maybe some ice cream or a book you’ve been wanting to add to your library. Positive reinforcement works.
- Track your progress. Whether you keep an old school journal that you write, a spreadsheet on your computer on an app for your ell phone, keep track of things helps keep you focused and committed!