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Saturday, January 21, 2012

Making a Habit or Routine to work out?? sounds good to me!!

I wanted to share this with you it was very helpful to me, trying to get back into the swing of things <S>

Did you know it takes 21 days to make a habit?? thats new to me...

How to Make Working Out a Habit or Routine

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"It takes 21 days to make a habit." This quote appears in countless books, articles and lists of work values. One can apply it to working out as well. Twenty one days equals three weeks. In less than a month you can create a habit that will not only get you back in shape, but also maintain a healthy life style.


Things You'll Need

  • Schedule
  • Gym membership (optional)
  • Work out goals
  • Exercise tapes (optional)
  • Exercise equipment
  1. How to make working out a habit or routine

    • 1
      Make a goal. If you are trying to lose weight, the recommended weight loss per week is one to two pounds, so a goal could be lose 8 pounds in a month.
    • 2
      Create a schedule. You do not need to work out every day. But for it to work, trying working out three to five days a week, taking the weekends off. Make sure to vary your schedule with different activities. This will prevent you from getting bored with working out and help with not plateauing if trying to lose weight.
    • 3
      As the 21 days progresses, increase your level of difficulty. It's okay to start slow but do not stay slow. If you're running a mile in the beginning, try to run a mile and a quarter by the end of the three weeks. Add ten pounds to your weight routine by the end of the 21 days.
    • 4
      Don't just stop at 21 days. If you started your 21 days by only working out three days a week, do another 21 days of working out four days a week. You can also add in another activity.

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