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...to AVOIDING FITNESS FAILURE

1.Smart, consistent scheduling – Keeping a regular workout schedule that
fits into your life makes it easier to stick to your program. Instead of
just “finding time each day” to work out, you should already know the exact
time, and don’t change it unless absolutely necessary.

2.Proper pacing and progression – Pacing yourself, listening to your body
and not overdoing it help ensure you don’t get too tired or injured, and
this makes it easier to stay consistent. When you add a new activity,
exercise or sport to your routine, take time for your body to adapt before
you push yourself 100 percent.

3. Shorter workouts when necessary – Even if you are consistent, life has a
way of throwing curve balls into your schedule, and you may not always have
the amount of time you had planned to work out. However, even a little
exercise is better than no exercise, and a shorter workout now and again is
better than skipping your workout altogether.

4.Well-timed workout “vacations” – To avoid burnout, it is important every
now and again to take workout “vacations” – one day, two days … maybe even
a week where you don’t work out, giving your body a break from your usual
routine. Not only will this give your body a little rest, it will also help
keep you engaged and interested in your workout routine.

5. New adventure workouts – Trying a new activity, sport or challenge can
be a great way to keep your training interesting and fun. Rock climbing,
hiking, water skiing, yoga, surfing, Pilates … anything new or unfamiliar
will help your body get past plateaus, reduce boredom and put a jolt of
excitement into your regular workout routine.

6. Strength AND flexibility training – Fitness fanatics tend to be “cardio
junkies” and spend most of their workout time challenging their heart and
lungs. However, a well-rounded workout program should also include
strength-training and stretching. In fact, including strength-training and
stretching in your exercise routine helps increase your odds of consistency
by reducing your risk of injury. You also improve your opportunity to
achieve results and help keep your body balanced.

7. Workout buddies – The single best way to boost your workout consistency
is to find someone to work out with you. A fitness buddy can help keep you
motivated, ensure you show up for your training sessions and make your
workouts engaging. Even if you can’t exercise with a buddy all the time,
meeting him or her at least once a week is a great way to check in and keep
each other accountable.

2 comments

Lolli said... @ September 22, 2007 at 3:05 PM

great shares ni sistah alang sa mga active people, aktiv baya pod ko - aktiv ug tulog ba. LOL

Happy weekend kaninyo diha.

Free Blogger Templates said... @ September 22, 2007 at 10:23 PM

hey carlota!! I've added you to my blogroll! I hope you will add me to yours too :) This blog is going on my favourites!

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