Tips to get you exercising!

motivation-by-shirokazan

1. Join a GYM: There is no point joining if you are not going to go, so before you join, make a promise to yourself to go and plan when you will go. Try planning to go before work or on your way home from work so that it becomes apart of routine.

2. Plan and set challenges for yourself: Be REALISTIC. Set goals that are achievable and that you will strive to work towards.

3. Buy a bike: Use your new wheels to bring you to the shop, work, gym or even just for a cycle. Cycling is a great exercise and by swapping the car for your bike for one journey a day will make a difference.

4. Join a team or class, whether it’s a work team or a new class in the gym, it will have you working out and socializing at the same time!

5. Start a new hobby: Even the likes of knitting or weeding your garden is exercise!

6. Buy a resistance band: These are great, exercise in front of the telly or anywhere around the house.

7. Do it with a buddy: If you have a friend doing it with you, you both have each others support for those times when your feeling less motivated.

8. Think POSITIVE! : Nothing is easy to do without positive thinking and a little motivation. To get you motivated and ready to get exercising, find a reason or motivation of why you want to do it in the first place. When you need a little motivation to exercise think of the reasons for doing it and the outcome you desire. If this doesn’t work, you always have your buddy 🙂 .

Advertisements

Exercises for the Home:

These exercises are great for doing almost anywhere! Simple and easy to get you toned up in a just a few steps!

1. Modified Squats

The good thing about these squats is that you can do them almost anywhere, all you need is a chair, even your couch will do!

• Sit with your feet flat on the ground, arms folded, back straight, feet shoulder width apart, knees bent at a 90 degree angle.
• Lift upwards, just a couple of inches above the chair and hold for 30 seconds.

2. Press Ups

These will tone up your triceps ( back of upper arm) and also your pecs (chest).

•Lie face down with your back straight and legs extended straight, with your palms on the ground about shoulder width apart and have your arms extended straight so that they are supporting your body.
• Slowly bend your elbows and lower yourself towards the floor keeping your alignment and push back up through your arms and chest.

Tip: If you find these hard, first try by resting your knees on the floor, keeping back and neck alignment.

3. Back Extension

This exercise will tone up your back and stomach!

•Lie face down on the floor, arms straight at your sides, face facing floor and legs extended straight also.
• Lift your head towards the ceiling using your stomach and back and hold for 5-10 seconds.

Tip: Raise legs as well as head to further progress.

4. Plank

This effective and easy exercise is great for strengthening your core muscles.

• Lie face facing the floor, keeping back and legs straight, rest on your elbows and toes and hold for 30secs.