The 30 Day Exercise Challenge, Plus Tips To Get Into an Exercise Routine

30 Day Exercise Challenge

As I mentioned in my last post, I’m doing a 30-day challenge to exercise 15 minutes per day. The holidays are here and being the foodie that I am, I will be enjoying all the goodies from holiday parties and family gatherings. This means I need to put in a little extra work to keep the weight off.

I like to mix up my workouts between the gym, hiking, and exercise videos on YouTube. Here is an exercise playlist I created on YouTube. The other day I came across this video on YouTube from Betty Rocker and thought I’d share. Maybe it’ll inspire you to start your own exercise challenge…

If you find it difficult to get into an exercise routine, here are a few tips that may help:

  • Find an exercise partner or trainer who will keep you accountable. Exercise is always more fun when you do it with a friend. It’s hard to say, “No” to someone who is counting on you to hold up your end of the bargain. 
  • Sign up for group exercise classes. Sometimes being in a group setting keeps you inspired. I think I had the most fun exercising when I joined a zumba class because I love dance exercise and I was around others who were having fun too. 
  • Write it down on your To-Do list.  Just like you make commitments to business meetings or other day-to-day tasks that you have to do, make the commitment to exercise every day by writing it down. You can carve out 15 minutes each day if you really and truly set the intention. Make it a priority to yourself! 
  • Post reminders around the house. Write reminders to yourself on post-it notes and put them on your bathroom mirror, in the closet, or in other places where you will see them every day. 
I posted this on my desk to remind myself to exercise.
  • Create a vision board. Cut out pictures from health magazines of what you want to look like or how you want to feel. You can also print out inspirational quotes or mantras. Paste them all together on a piece of poster board that you can look at every day for inspiration. As part of your morning routine, spend a few minutes visualizing how you will look and feel when you’re healthy and full of energy. 

Are there any other tips that you would add to this list? What has been your experience with exercising on a consistent basis?

Stay tuned over the next few weeks as I share my own experience, plus other exercise resources I discover along the way. 

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