When I hear someone refer to a workout routine for women, what immediately comes to mind is the specific exercises to be done. Stuff that enhances metabolism, builds muscle, that sort of thing. But after pondering for a bit, I realized that the real key to this phrase is “routine”. Because how many of you actually have a set schedule to work out like you have a schedule for everything else in your world? That’s probably more of the issue than anything else.
Do you really not have the time to exercise, or do you simply NOT make an appointment with yourself to do it. And don’t mistake me for one of those fanatical exercise gurus who lives to exercise and does so 8 hours a day. I’m not and I don’t. The fact of the matter is, I struggle with this just like you. So I’m not getting up on my high horse about it. I understand where you are coming from, I really do.
But the truth remains, at the end of the day, you’d look better, feel better, and have more energy if you consistently did workout routines for women. And that, my friend, is why my program lends itself well to a packed, frenzied, or otherwise insane schedule. Because in my mind, I do believe that doing ten minutes of powerful exercise will do you a world of good, especially in comparison to doing nothing at all. And what happens to me when I allow myself ten minutes to work out? Sometimes I start to really feel the energy and power pumping in me, and I end up with a 30 minute workout. So my lame excuse of not having time is just that. Lame. But we all make excuses in one way or another.
I recommend doing a workout routine for women that is 20 minutes every day. And the reason I don’t like to say three times a week, aside from the fact that it’s kindof standard and I like to be difficult, is, again, to do with ROUTINE. In other words, what I would really like to see is that this becomes a habit that you don’t even need to write down. Participating in a workout routine for women will become an automatic response, much like many other activities that occur in your daily life. Because otherwise, what happens is, you skip a day and say to yourself, “Oh, I’ll do 40 minutes tomorrow” and then tomorrow it’s a “thing”, because 40 minutes seems like a much more daunting project than 20. Am I right, here? You see, I’ve been down this road before.
And sadly, often times that is all it will take to go from a well-meaning habit to doing absolutely nothing at all. Yeah, doing nothing is so much easier. That is, until those muffin tops of yours are about to burst off the waistline of your skirt. And then the guilt. And spiraling self-esteem. And more cookies.
Have you thought about hiring a weight loss coach? Because it’s so much easier to succeed in developing healthy habits, like workout routines for women, when you have support and guidance. Not everyone requires accountability, but most of us do better when we have it. If you could come to terms with needing an occasional kick in the skirt, you could avoid needless struggle and disappointment, allowing someone to help you.
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