Here is today's FITNESS GUIDE tip:
What's Stopping You?
Between the job, the house, and the fact that your phone has dropped 44 calls today, it's been a stressful day. You know you should exercise, but instead you find yourself on the couch watching TV and mindlessly eating. Or maybe you meant to get up early and go for a walk, but you stayed up too late fiddling on the computer, and when the alarm went off you hit snooze (and snooze and snooze and snooze) and rolled over.
Establishing new, healthy habits is difficult, and often our old routines have a sneaky way of sabotaging our best efforts. If you find you are having trouble sticking to your new exercise routine, take some time to identify what is getting in your way. If it's the lure of the couch after work, don't let yourself come home or turn on the TV until you've exercised. Make a rule that you can't use the computer past 10 pm, and lay out your exercise clothes the night before to strengthen your commitment.
Little actions like these go a long way toward breaking old habits and establishing new ones. The key is to identify what is getting in your way, and figure out a way to overcome those obstacles. Read more about changing bad habits, and start changing yours!