How-To Be Remarkably Savvy When it Comes to Exercise

Dec 20, 2021

 by Hannah Bouldin

Sometimes we have to get creative when it comes to exercise. If we stop long enough to think about it, our brains may try to talk us out of it. This actually happens to me a lot. The more I think about doing something, the less likely it is that I'm going to do it.*

So what do you do when this happens? 

5 Savvy Ways to Trick Your Brain Into Exercise

1. Exercise first thing in the morning. Set your clothes, and anything else you might need, out the night before and don't hit snooze when your alarm clock goes off. Get up and get moving. You will be in the middle of your workout before your brain realizes what you are doing. 

2. Enlist support from accountability partners such as a trainer, friends, family, etc. Working out with friends and/or family makes exercise more fun and harder to skip. 

3. Try unconventional fitness activities that you, trampoline jumping or classes, hiking, etc. The more you enjoy it, the more likely you are to continue doing it. 

4. Play tag, soccer, ball, etc with your kids/grandkids/neighbor kids or walk your dog(s). They'll keep you on your toes!

5. Take the stairs at work or when you visit buildings where you would normally take an elevator. 

Newsflash: It doesn't have to be perfect or even organized. Just move more than you did the day before!

PS...Don't be afraid to ask for help! 

#YOUareworthy #YOUareENOUGH #YOUareimportant #YOUMATTER 

*The 5 Second Rule by Mel Robbins is a great tool to use for this and explains what's actually going on in our brains when this happens. I highly recommend this book.