Make it a Habit!
by M.E. Coffey
When you want to lose weight and start an exercise program it can often seem like a daunting task. But don’t let that overwhelm you, the key is to establish an exercise routine for the majority of your week so it becomes a habit.
And, strength training should be part of your routine since it builds up muscle and defines your body in a way that strict cardiovascular exercise can't do.
As you establish your routine it helps to write down your workouts and meal choices so you have an honest picture of how you're doing during the week. And if you have a slip up don't worry just get back on track again.
Here's a guideline on how to organize your exercise routine:
Monday: 30 minutes of cardiovascular exercise
Tuesday: 30 to 45 minutes of strength training
Wednesday: 45 minutes of cardiovascular exercise
Thursday: 30 to 40 minutes of strength training
Friday: 30 minutes of cardiovascular exercise
Saturday: 30 to 45 minutes of strength training
Adjust the days to what works best for your schedule, but the key is to stick to your routine so it becomes a habit. Like brushing your teeth. Or drinking coffee!
Enjoy the process, and recognize the value of your hard work. Dedication and commitment will help you move forward towards a healthier happier you! Be your motivation!
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