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How To Keep Your Exercise Goals! :)

50% of Americans who make New Year’s resolutions, make ‘exercising more’ a resolution!

If you’re one of those people, then I’d like to help you keep that goal! Are you ready? Then here we go!

Why Exercise?

Generally if you want to accomplish something, it’s because you recognize that it’s beneficial to YOU. Understanding how exercise helps you can be a major motivating factor for a lot of people. So here are a few scientifically recognized facts about exercise!

{If you don’t want to hear about how awesome exercise is for you and why you should do it, then I guess you can skip ahead to the next section for what you really want. πŸ€ͺ }

Exercise Helps Your Mental Health

According to recent studies, exercising actually helps your mental health (especially aerobic exercise, which would cardiovascular conditioning, like walking, running, biking or swimming). It builds up your brain, improves your mood, and even helps prevent or reverse Alzheimers and dementia diseases. It also improves your memory!

What’s better, exercise has even been proven to even work an antidepressant (especially running)! Feeling down? Going for a jog, just might be what you need! πŸ˜‰

Exercise Helps Strengthen You

This is a pretty obvious one. It’s also very well proven scientifically. A stronger you means you are more capable of performing daily tasks and helps you be able to do so longer.

Exercise Helps Prevent Disease

We all know that it helps control you weight, which plays a huge role in your health. That means that you’re less likely to get diabetes, heart disease, lung diseases, among many others. Exercise also plays a role in preventing many types of cancer.

Exercise Helps You Be a Good Steward of Your Body

As Christians, our body is the temple of the Holy Spirit. For that reason, we are to be good stewards of it. That doesn’t mean going over the top with exercise, so that that’s all you have time for. A Christian’s motivating factor for exercising shouldn’t be because of your self-image, but rather, that you want to be a good steward of the gift God has given you.

Exercise is kind of like what Paul writes, we have the freedom to do whatever we want, but not everything is beneficial. We have the freedom to not exercise, and it’s fine if you don’t, but it’s not beneficial for your body or your spirit.

So now, the tips y’all have all been waiting for…

Tips to Exercise More

Tips To Keep Your Exercise Goals

DO IT EARLY

The earlier you take the time to exercise, the less time you have to make excuses about not doing it.

FIND AN ACCOUNTABILITY PARTNER

Whether your accountability partner is a goal tracker or a running buddy, it is crucial that you have some form of accountability. It’s easier to keep a goal if you’re constantly being reminded about it!

DRINK WATER

Drinking water is paramount to a healthy exercise routine! Figure out what works for you and stick to it! But don’t forget to drink water!

DEVELOP A ROUTINE

This is another really important one! If you don’t find a rhythm for yourself, it will be very hard for you to keep your goals. Things will always come up and push out your ‘spare time’ for exercise. (This is another reason why I like to do mine early in the morning!)

BEGIN WITH REASONABLE GOALS

Don’t make extravagant goals that are unrealistic, they’ll only get broken. You can work up to your dream schedule, but start with what is still a challenge yet doable.

MIX IT UP

A sure way to get bored of exercise is doing the same thing over and over and over and over again. It’s boring and starts to not work you as much.

So there you have it — my best tips for helping you develop a workable way to keep or exceed your exercise goals!

Have a wonderful year keeping your goals!

Love in Christ, Noelle Rose

What helps you keep your goals?? I’m always up for new ways to try it out! Did you check out my new bulletin board setups?

8 thoughts on “How To Keep Your Exercise Goals! :)

  1. Love this, Noelle! I also exercise in the morning, which is hard because I am soooo not a morning person. So I was wondering how do you make it easier to exercise in the morning? Just curious because I totally need advice about that!!! But I love your tips and I’m looking forward to using them! ❀

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    1. Aww, thanks Grace! You always leave such encouraging comments! I really appreciate them! ❀️
      Hmm… well, for one, I like to set an alarm that is across the room, so that I literally have to get out of bed to turn it off, which helps me wake up and get moving, though it may only be a few steps πŸ˜….
      As far as starting to exercise, I think having an exercise buddy has been the best thing to actually get me started. I’ve been very blessed to have some good neighbor friends that I can do it with, but if you don’t have that, siblings or parents are a great buddies to get you into a rhythm/schedule.
      If I’m exercising by myself, though, I have to get started right away (like while I’m still in my pajamas πŸ˜‚), otherwise sleepiness will set in and I probably won’t get my morning exercise for the day. (which happens more often than I would like to admit. 😜 )
      That’s what helps me get my exercise in the morning! 😊 So you’ll have to let me know how it works for you! And if you have any tips to exchange, I’d love to hear! 😊 Because like I said, I definitely don’t have a perfect track record!

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      1. Thanks for the tips, Noelle! I have done the alarm across the room thing, but my room is tiny so it doesn’t work all the time or maybe it’s just me being lazy and not listening to it…
        But I love the idea of an exercise partner! I’ll have to try that! I’m gonna try compiling all my workout/exercise tips in a post sometime, but not sure when that is going to happen, we’ll see. ❀

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    1. Hehe… I can understand that! Ya, I guess I don’t have enough discipline to do it then unless I schedule it with other people (which is funny cuz I LOVE exercising! πŸ€”), so good for you! πŸ˜ƒ

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  2. Yes! These tips are so good! especially the exercising in the morning I do find myself making excuses when I don’t do it in the morning πŸ™ˆπŸ˜‚ And the water one… I need to drink more water lol. I really like your point about our bodies being the temple of the holy spirit. That definitely helps me get through workouts some days, remember that God wants me to be healthy and strong. And that being strong and healthy I can spread His word more! Haha, sorry for rambling. XD

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    1. Aww, thanks! Yes! Remembering that my body is the temple of the Holy Spirit can definitely help me make better choices! I hope those tips help you achieve your goals! ❀️

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