While our days seem to be overly packed with too much to do, I have found that the people who come in regularly, some even for just 30 minutes, seem to do better than those who don’t. Regular exercise can help you in many more ways than just losing weight. A simple workout can improve your whole life.
In almost every article I write, I comment on how great it is to live in Aspen. I love living here and getting outside to explore, hike, bike and do all those activities Aspen has to offer. A visit to our Facebook page quickly reveals it’s an important part of all our lives.
If you need motivation to get to the gym, walk out your door, look around and start imagining yourself doing all the things you want to do. Whether it is snowshoeing in Ashcroft, biking Sunnyside, or hiking Smugglers, it all starts with one little step.
Improve Self Confidence
Too many people join gyms after the New Year just to lose weight. Losing weight is a good idea, but it is better to focus on being healthy and having a better quality of life. When I talk with people who are working out to feel better, I’ve noticed they have more self-confidence and generally feel better about themselves. They notice more improvements than just what a scale reads.
Help and Inspire Those Around You
Do you sit around with friends and joke about how you should go to the gym or share memes that have cats eating donuts on a treadmill? I should admit, I like that too, but imagine how great it would feel to spend 30 minutes a day with a friend while making your lives better.
Going to the gym is more fun, it adds a level of accountability and it helps to inspire the people around you. Just think, if you could get 3 or 4 of your friends to join you, in a very short time instead of wishing you were walking the trails, you’ll be on them.
Are You Ready to Get Going Again?
Start by setting small goals that you can accomplish and hit those goals. It might be as simple as, “This week I’m going to the gym 3 times for 30 minutes.” I might be, “I’m going to call Jen and we are going to the gym every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.” If you need help figuring out what works best for you talk to one of our personal trainers here. We can help you develop a plan that works with your busy schedule and gets you on track to exceed your goals.
Remember, You can do this!