25 TIPS FOR EXERCISING

After a weekend of sin (well, I was running 30 minutes on Saturday because you need more than one minute of exercise per day) I decided to list a few tricks to continue the exercise because for me it is the facet of my life where I am more difficult to apply simple life habits.

I’m not a professional; these are nothing more than a few tricks that I apply to continue the exercise. Obviously, the idea is to use some of these tricks, not all because some are contradictory!

  1. Start slow. More important than intensity and resistance is having a good time and have realistic and achievable goals. Do not start too hard.
  2. Gradually increased. Once it achieved the first goal, gradually increase the intensity, your body will get used to your exercise so do not do the same routine 3 times / week for 1 year. 1 changing every month should be sufficient.
  3. With more intensity !. Once you used to train want to do high-intensity sessions, so you burn fatter. Instead of running slowly try to run on small “explosions” running fast mixing with periods of low intensity. This can be applied to any exercise; high intensity increases calorie burning.
  4. Plan your sessions. This is a trick that can be applied to any activity. Quoting yourself in a specific place and time, treating it as any other appointment. And do not treat me as a less important event than others, even more importantly treat her.
  5. Make it a habit. If you can train at the same time every day for a month, it is very likely to become a habit. Once I become a habit, you can increase the intensity.
  6. Forget about losing weight. It is more than likely not immediately lose weight, losing weight will come if you keep up the exercise for a while. Concentrate on making exercise a habit; you worry about the weight later.
  7. Reward yourself. Rewards work best if they are frequent in the beginning. Even sweets are good rewards, remember, first make exercise a habit, the next step will be to lose weight.
  8. Public your results in your blog. It may be that the only reader is your brother, anyway, anything that helps you with the motivation is good, the positive pressure of a brother too! Post your goals and post your results. Make visible your trip to that flat stomach.
  9. Write a journal. If you do not publish a blog, keep a journal, online or on paper. Make it a routine point every time you finish a session.
  10. Have fun! Does not have to be boring, I try to run alongside the beach here in Barcelona, in the morning. It is a very nice way to start the day.
  11. Remember to load the stomach. If you train more than 30 minutes better to eat a little earlier, a banana. I have noticed that if you take a coffee before you rush to run all goes a little easier. 🙂
  12. Stay hydrated Water, water, and more water! You could take a Gatorade or something similar if you do a session of more than 1 hour, if not, you do not need more than water. In fact, taking water throughout the day is a good habit. No need exercise to drink water.
  13. Looking for a partner for exercise. Someone who is at your level. Exercise can be much more fun if you have someone to talk to while lifting the weight.
  14. Get good clothes. It’s the nice to exercise in good clothes. Clothing that breathes and is made of good fabrics, clothes that make you more up.
  15. Varying matter. Changing the type of exercise can be a key to not getting bored. Perhaps you will Kung Fu, Tai-chi or kickboxing. Try different types of exercise.
  16. Do it in the morning. Supposedly exercise in the morning is better for the body, especially before fasting. The body will burn more fat. Also, get to work after a buenasesión makes you feel great. Your mind is awake (compared with colleagues who have just entered the donut and coffee in hand …)
  17. Little and often. 20-30 minutes a day is enough. Who does not have 20 minutes a day? Stop watching the revival of The Simpsons and make a hole for exercise.
  18. Tie your shoelaces. Just do it and get out of the door. Once outlet nature (or city) take you.
  19. Participates in a race. Sign up for a 10K. For me it worked great last year, I was motivated like no else. And I remember I had a pipe with all the other runners.
  20. The rule of 10%. Do not increase your workout or distance with more than 10% / week. Keep firm that rules to avoid injury.
  21. Rest is important. Rest is as important as exercise to improve performance.
  22. Listen to your body. A very important rule – if your body complains, is more than likely to be true. I had a scare last year when I started running, and I did too hard at first. My knees complained and had to forbear one month of any sports activity.
  23. Take pictures of yourself. The best way to see if you’re making progress is to have photographic evidence, once a month should be enough, not every day, because who you are? A model?
  24. Heats up. Before any exercise, warm up the muscles. We must make the blood, and the heart works well.
  25. Commit for the long term. You will not get to look like Brad Pitt or Heidi Klum in a month. Think of exercise as a habit for life, and gradually reach the results. Because they come!