I have a pretty good base workout already but it doesn’t quite work for me yet.
Over the past week, I’ve been reading various articles on what kind of person I am and one that I found most interesting is this one: Quiz
It helps you to see what your personality is when it comes to your motivations. I’m a questioner. It fits me to the core. I have to have all the information and it has to make sense and feel right before I do it. I don’t tend to just do things without analyzing it completely. Being that way makes it harder to just decide to work out and get going, among other things. If I’m not feeling it completely, it just doesn’t happen.
With my last workout routine, I researched it, picked the exercises but it didn’t motivate me because it didn’t work well with me so while it will be a base (I didn’t search for all those exercises for nothing!) I have some more criteria for finalizing the next one.
Some points to incorporate:
1 – I have to feel sure of what I’m doing. What am I trying to accomplish – strength, flexibility, body toning? Will these give me the results that I want? Do I feel good doing this? I need to go through the next routine and really make sure it matches up.
2 – What is absolutely necessary for me? Do I need yoga, walking, jogging, different workouts? I don’t like to have anything cluttered and busy so if my workout isn’t something simple, I may not stick to it just from the fact that it’s complicated. If it’s too simple, I may get bored so it has to have variety without complication.
3 – Is it time consuming? There are not enough hours in the day to do everything I want to do but I do have time for 30 minutes here, ten minutes there. Can it be broken down so that I can get a good workout in daily? If I feel like I have to take a giant chunk out of the day, it may not work for me anymore. Sometimes my hour of power can be an hour but not always.
4 – Am I rewarding myself for the work that I’m doing? Early on when creating a habit, it’s hard to stick with it. During these early days I want to reward myself for sticking to it. I’m going to create a short list and when it’s reward time (once a week), I get to pick one.
With these in mind, I expect that my finalized routine will include the necessary exercises to get me to my goal. They wont be complicated or so long that I can’t take 10 minutes and complete something and while I’m getting started, I’ll keep my reward in mind since I’m more likely to reach my weekly reward than my goals to start with.
I know what body parts I want to work on and I have exercises to match so next post, I’ll attempt to lay out my workout and give it a trial!