15 January 2009
Feel too tired in the evening to work out? Try this
There is only one secret to making evening work exercise work that I have ever come across and it's very simple...
The secret is to make sure you don't stop moving at any time between leaving the office and the first activity in your workout.
No matter how tired you are, if you focus on getting started you'll be fine.
Quick tips to bear in mind:
1. Select in advance which evenings you're going to exercise. If you leave it to 'see how you feel', you wont be fully prepared mentally to do it and likely to skip it.
2. Decide which days are exercise days. This will ensure that you keep your appointments with yourself, get your exercise done and then can go out socializing on the other nights without the guilt of feeling that you should be in the gym.
3. If you don't trust yourself to stick to your chosen exercise days, get a friend involved and you'll motivate eachother to follow through on your good intentions. Surprisingly, we're less inclined to let other people down than let ourselves down.
For more tips like this, check out the Women's Fitness site.