By Lynn Kehoe
Here are some tips that have personally worked for me in my workout routine.
This advice from WebMD on how to stick with an exercise plan was most in line with my philosophy. I am proud to say that I have exercised five days a week for the past 16 years, and I believe it’s so important to remind yourself constantly why you do it.
Many mornings, my alarm goes off and I really would like to sleep in, but I ask myself every time, “Will that hour of sleep really make a difference to me or would the hour of exercise be better?” Ninety-nine per cent of the time exercise wins!
I think it also helps to make exercise a routine, for example at the same time of day every day. I work out in the early morning before anyone in the house is up, before work and before life can get in the way…no excuses.
I have done a variety of different exercises and regimes over the years but my constant has always been running. What has kept me most honest in the past few years is Netflix and videos—I find a series that I really like and only allow myself to watch it while I am on the treadmill.
I am sure you will find the thing that keeps you going back for more. My particular treadmill favourites include Game of Thrones, Call the Midwife, Scandal, Mad Men, 24 (way back but awesome!) and Band of Brothers. Right now I am watching The Good Wife and it is pretty good too.
I recently read something in the December issue of Oprah Magazine that struck me. The author wrote about taking care of your future self and I thought it was great advice. Exercise, eat well and take care of yourself…your future self will thank you.
Make 2017 your year to take care of your future self!