So I’ll be the first one to admit, I’m not the best at exercising regularly.  In fact I’m horrible.  Between all the different commitments I have I honestly feel like there is very little time to do little if any exercise in my week.  Everyday is so packed with so many different events and activities that it almost seems impossible to fit in something like exercise.  However, I also understand that this is not good.

Exercise is one of the most important thing that we can be doing, because in order to do the things we want to do, we have to have a healthy body.  A health body equals a health mind and a healthy and clear mind is going to lead us to success.

That being said, certainly many of us know this, but we may have just fallen out of the habit of doing so.  Getting back into the habit is one of the most difficult parts of exercising regularly.  For myself, during the summer I would exercise on a regular basis, but come fall and school time, exercise seemed less and less possible.  So it’s about summer time again, and I know I’ve lost some muscle mass.

Therefore, these were some of the tips I found that I liked the most for getting back into the habit of exercising:

– Don’t break the habit – First and foremost, don’t break the habit, just keep going.  For some of us, we still have this option.

– Reward showing up – Sometimes the hardest part is just showing up to exercise, that in and of itself deserve a reward.

– Commit for 30 days – One month, be consistent for a month and see what happens.

– Create a ritual – It’s the same with getting up early in the morning, once you have done it enough times, your body simply does it on its own.

– Start small – you haven’t been running in months, you may not want to start with anything that is going to kill you.

– Go for yourself, not to impress – This is the one that I like the most because, in the end we should be doing this for our own benefit and not so we can look good.  It is a process of bettering the self.

 

I’m guilty of not following through with my own exercise, but I think maybe it’s time to get back into the habit.

-Ace

References:

http://www.lifehack.org/articles/lifestyle/15-tips-to-restart-the-exercise-habit-and-how-to-keep-it.html

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