How to Make Exercise a Priority

Every January people start their New Year resolutions to commit to working out, but it only lasts a few weeks.  You don’t have to wait to January to start.  If you start now, you will be on track and exercise will be a part of your daily routine by the time the holidays roll around.  Here are some great ways to get motivated and stay motivated:

  1. Schedule your workouts. Whether you are meeting up with a trainer, going for a jog with a friend or simply just going to the gym, having it scheduled will make sure you get it done.
  2. Slow and steady wins the race. Don’t get burned out too quickly.  Reaching a goal will not only make you want to keep going, but it will be rewarding to see how far you have come.
  3. Don’t compare your results to anyone else. Everyone is on their own fitness journey, and what works for someone else may not work for you, and that’s OK.
  4. Have fun and don’t get discouraged. There will be days that you miss a session or a workout doesn’t go well. Good thing is, there is always tomorrow’s workout and another opportunity to improve.

Dr. Leigh Roberts is a physical therapist, but also offers personal training sessions.  She can work out with you or come with exercises to do at home to get you to your goals.  Please email or call the office at 410.381.1574 to schedule your appointment today.

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