When you commit in advance to working out, you schedule your exercise time and make sure it’s part of your weekly plan. You have to give more than lip service to working out, you have to create a plan and follow through to get results. If you say you’re going to start exercising, you need to set a time and date or that intention is hollow. Some day never comes. A commitment to good health should be at the top of your to-do list.
Create an appointment to good health.
If you schedule an appointment, you’re more likely to keep it than if you simply create an intention. If you have a doctor’s appointment, you’ll do all you can to keep it. The same should be true with your appointment for a healthy lifestyle. When you have to schedule ahead and sign up for a program, it impresses how really important it is. Consistency is a top priority for working out and scheduling an important part of that. When it’s scheduled, you can’t say you’ll workout later that day or tomorrow. It’s a now type of attitude.
You can’t skip a week or two and catch up by working out three times longer the next week.
When you take a few days off, you lose a little of your momentum and that only comes back after a few weeks of consistent exercise. Doubling up doesn’t provide the body with recovery time and the second half of the workout will suffer. Consistency, again, is the answer to getting fit. It consists of a program that allows your muscles to rest in between so they can build.
You’ll boost your energy and start to love the fact that you workout and eat healthy.
A healthy lifestyle can relieve stress, make you feel better physically and create a better disposition. The exercise can help burn off the hormones of stress and replace them with ones that make you feel good. Healthy eating can help reduce stress and make you feel good. Both will give your energy level a boost and make you glad that you committed to a program of healthy living. The sooner you start, the sooner you’ll see and feel all the benefits these lifestyle changes can bring.
- If you thought a pill would give you a huge boost of energy and leave you healthier for it, you’d probably buy several bottles and maybe even make a note to yourself when to pick up your next bottle. That’s what healthy eating and exercise does. The sooner you commit to it, the quicker you’ll feel great.
- Your body undergoes massive changes as you age. When you commit to a healthy lifestyle, it can slow down those changes and keep you younger looking and feeling longer.
- When you commit to any fitness program, whether it’s just to get fitter or to lose weight, you’ll see results quicker and that’s motivation to continue.
- Creating a commitment to exercise and healthy eating and following through gives you the confidence to do it in other areas of your life. The mental toughness you learn through an exercise program can spread to other areas of your life.