How many times have you started a diet and exercise regiment, only to wake up from a stupor of sugar and carbs a week later? I cannot tell you how many times I have started, saying “I am doing it for good this time!”, only to end up sitting on the couch rather than going to the gym, because I am just so darn beat by the end of the day. There is a better way, though.
One way to stay excited and inspired about your work out attempts this time around is to look into some health and fitness tips. This can come in a variety of different forms, but a favorite that I use is an email fitness tip of the week. Since I am trying to stay at just a general level of healthy, and I am not focusing too much on a particular aspect of my body, the fitness tip of the week gives me a new aspect to focus on every week.
Sometimes the fitness tip of the week is simply a highly effective stretch. In which case I will spend that whole week thoroughly stretching, working all of my muscles and getting overall limber. I take the most recent tip and combine it with the rest of the stretching tips I remember, collecting them into a cornucopia of fitness abundance.
Or if the fitness tip focuses on a particular body part, that is what I do for a week. I have spent a week on my core. I have spent several weeks with sit-ups, each with a varying technique, each specializing on a specific cluster of muscles. I have run, both long and short distance. I have even spent a week doing deep-knee lunges.
The weekly email tips are great because it is hard to stay bored with them. Just when you reach the point of growing tired of the exercise, it switches up. It keeps you active, engaged, and balanced. And, if something feels good, if you end up trying something that you want to keep doing, there is no reason not to continue it. You learn and you stay healthy. What more could you want?