I can’t believe I’ve done it. I’ve gone to the gym for 7 days in a row! I have to be honest that some days were hard. Like today. But I made it through and I’m proud of myself.
Usually, by this point, I would have quit and I’m going to tell you why and what I’m doing differently this time so I don’t sabotage myself:
- INJURY-This is the number one reason that would make my efforts stop. To try to prevent injuries this time, I am starting super slow both in cardio and weight lifting. Yes that means that it will take me longer to see results but I am very aware that I am older and need to stop trying to do what I did when I was younger.
- TOO HARD, TOO FAST-After a few days of starting a new fitness routine, I would always start increasing my speed, incline and weights every few days. Soon the workouts would be so hard, I would hate them and not want to go. I have kept everything exactly the same and do not plan on making any changes for 30 days.
- JUST ME-Yes, working out is fun with a partner but sometimes coordinating schedules makes consistency a problem. I know personally, I need to get it done first thing in the morning. If I don’t, the day takes over and somehow good intentions never turn into actions. I go before I have a chance to make excuses why I can’t go.
If you are thinking about starting a fitness routine in midlife after many years of a sedentary lifestyle, I urge you to commit to 7 days. That’s it. You will be surprised by the…
7 Benefits From 7 Consistent Days At The Gym
- Steady on my feet.
Clothes fit nicer.
More aware of healthy choices.
Once your 7 days are done, hopefully these benefits will make you want to commit to another seven.
See you in a week for the 14 day check in. Won’t you join me?