Friday Fitness Tip – Start Out Slow

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This week’s Friday Fitness Tip is to start out slow, and not to strive for perfection.  We’ve found that when we set unrealistic expectations, we typically fail. We put way too much stress on ourselves by trying to figure out how to achieve certain goals, and in the end, it’s not worth it. Start out slow, and do what you can. If you are just getting into exercising, or maybe you took a break and are starting again, or maybe you have a routine that just isn’t working for you, start slow. What are some achievable goals for you? For us, we strive to workout anywhere from 3-4 times a week, so a realistic goal for us is 2-3 times a week and any extra day is a bonus.  An unachievable goal for us would be if we tried to exercise 5 times a week, 1) we’d be super stressed trying to figure out how to fit this into our hectic lives, and 2) we’d probably fail or be so stressed that we missed out on something else important. Believe us, we have learned this the hard way.

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Friday Fitness Tip – Plan Ahead

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This week’s Friday Fitness Tip is to plan a workout schedule and stick to it! We found that planning ahead really helps keep us on track and holds us accountable. We set aside time each month to plan out an exercise schedule. Once we have our schedule, we collaborate with one another and our families to make sure these times and days work for everyone involved.  As we have said before, we need the help of our husbands and family members in order for us to be able to exercise. Sometimes we have to choose the times and days that aren’t ideal (i.e. a 7:45 AM or an 8:00 PM class) because they work best for our families. For us, it doesn’t really matter what time of day we go, it just matters that we keep up our routines and healthy lifestyles. What are some ways you have found to schedule workout times?

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Are You Having A Hard Time Staying Motivated to Exercise? Find A Workout Buddy!

Exercising is hard. Finding the time to exercise is hard. Coming up with the right amount of motivation is hard. Do you know what will make all of this a little easier? Finding a workout buddy. 

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