Motivation to be Motivated…why can’t I stick to my good intentions? My goals were intentionally not lofty. I work with a trainer twice a week on strengthening and conditioning and I fit cardio in where I can on other days. Seems achievable, right? I like the idea of having a workout routine, but with a hectic schedule, it is the first thing that drops off of my calendar when a meeting/home repair service/doctor appointment pops up, which is regularly in my world. So, I’m trying to do the best I can, and that’s just it, DO THE BEST YOU CAN. You’ll surprise yourself. Here are a couple of things I do to stay focused on a physical activity routine.
Anyone who has been inactive and has not exercised for some time should begin a running program slowly. According to
, the website for Runner’s World magazine, before starting a running routine it is important for an individual to be able to do some form of regular exercise such as walking for at least 30 minutes a day four or five days per week for at least two weeks. Then, it is advisable to begin adding short spurts of running to the walking routine, gradually building up the length and amount of time spent running until only short bouts of walking are necessary. RunnersWorld.com recommends gradually building up the length of time spent walking and running by no more than 10 percent each week.