Seeing Barriers as Helpful Information: Know Your Barriers to Plan for Success
Instead of viewing barriers to exercise as firm, inflexible, and a reason not to, I invite you to consider viewing barriers simply as information to help you make a plan to exercise that works for your life.
Ask yourself what are the things that cause you to say, “I didn’t exercise because ______,” or “I can’t exercise because_______.” Time is usually a big culprit here, which is one of the many reasons I recommend dedicating a firm time in your day for exercise that you schedule just as you would an important meeting.
As things arise that challenge this routine use the following:
Steps to Plan for Success
Honestly identify barriers. How much time do you have? What resources do you have access to?
Pick a time that works and an enjoyable way to move.
Repeat as new barriers arise and new fun ways of moving are discovered. If something interrupts your routine, re-evaluate your barriers and recommit to getting moving.
Exercise Lifestyle Grab-Bag
Consider that the foundation of exercise and physical activity is moving your body to develop a grab-bag of enjoyable ways to get moving so that your exercise routine fits not fights your daily routine. I can’t wait to partner with you and continue to show you ways to use the exercise equipment and movement opportunities at your disposal. Let’s get moving!