From the YMCA of Greater Toronto
How many times have you promised to make this the year you stick to a workout regime that makes you healthy and happy — only to find yourself back on the couch, pizza in hand, by this time in dreary February? You’re far from alone: 80% of people have already ditched the healthy living promises they made just a few weeks ago.
The secret to breaking away from the pack is simple: learn to love the gym.
Falling off the bandwagon is so easy because most people hate being on it.
It’s no surprise that those who dread the mere thought of lacing up their sneakers have already conjured up creative excuses to get out of their new jogging “routine.”
The only thing you need to do to turn your 2019 fitness aspirations into realities is change that outlook. Starting today, working out isn’t a chore you have to do; it’s a gift
to yourself that you get to do. These super- simple strategies from our team at the YMCA of Greater Toronto will help you make that shift — and reap the rewards:
1. Get Some Shut-Eye
Your willpower plummets when you’re sleep-deprived and cranky. If you’re running on fumes all day, they won’t carry you through your 7:00 pm Bootcamp class. Make it a priority to get a good night’s sleep.
2. Don’t Go It Alone
A workout buddy keeps you accountable (read: you’ll feel bad if you bail on them) and inspires a little friendly competition (you won’t skip that last rep if your partner’s pushing through). Get your bestie, partner, or mom to sweat it out with you.
3. Find Your Fitness Fit
If you drag yourself through programs you hate, the excuses will come out in no time. There are dozens of exercise options to choose from, so pick one that’s actually fun!
Start exploring those options today with a FREE 14-day pass to your YMCA.* Claim yours at TryTheY.ca.