7 Easy Ways to Ease into the Exercise Habit ...

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Get started on a healthy lifestyle by cultivating the exercise habit!

You are not the only who has given up once or twice when it comes to cultivating an exercise routine that you will stick to.

Exercising can be awfully frustrating and just thinking about the amount of hard work you have to put in can put you off, but ask anyone and they will tell you that it’s all worth it.

Read on to find out ways in which you can ease yourself into the exercise habit to not only look great, but feel great too!

1. Set Realistic Goals

One mistake you want to avoid when trying to lose weight or when cultivating the exercise habit is setting goals that are too far outside your reach.2

It’s perfectly fine to use toned celebrity bodies as an aim, but don’t expect to reach such goals within a few weeks.

Set realistic goals that are attainable and revise them every two months.

You are more likely to get dejected and give up easily when you set goals that are too high and don’t see the results fast.

2. Motivation

It’s a no-brainer that you need motivation to keep you focused on your goal.

Stick up pictures of healthy and toned bodies you aim to emulate in an area of your house where you will be able to see them every day.

There are also apps that motivate you while you are working out.

How cool is that!

You can also motivate yourself by keeping track of your progress.2

Progress is not about calories lost or muscle definition alone.

If you can run longer than when you first started, that too is progress!

3. Take It Slow

Don’t rush into a full hardcore routine all at once.

It may be tempting to do so to get your desired body fast but you are actually setting yourself up to fail.

Your body needs to get used to the sudden strenuous activity you are putting it through and exercise requires self-discipline.

You will have a tougher time sticking working out 4 times a week when you are just starting out.

Start slow and then gradually increase the intensity and frequency of your workouts.

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