Nothing says January like resolving to restart your workout routine. But whether you merely paused for the holidays or you haven’t been to the gym in months, it can be tough to get back on track.
Don’t start spending in the name of fitness, though. Buying fancy fitness gadgets or joining an expensive gym isn’t your ticket to a fitter body—at least not initially. A successful workout routine starts with your mind, not your wallet, according to wellness coach Rania Batayneh, MPH, who works with clients in San Francisco and Portland. Use these seven tricks to get your head in the game, fast.
Reshape your behavior. “Everyone sets New Year’s resolutions. The problem is most people don’t make them realistic enough,” says Batayneh. A realistic goal is one that’s more about creating a healthier outlook than working your way down a to-do list. If you focus on making behavioral changes before piecing together the details of your workout regimen, Batayneh says you’re more likely to achieve your goals.
Get prepared. Plan ahead and you’re a lot less likely to back out tomorrow. Of course, this entails more than simply scribbling “go to the gym” on a Post-it note and sticking it to your alarm clock. Keep reading at our U.S. News blog…
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