Time is a precious commodity, especially if you're trying to squeeze fitness into your days. Here are 10 simple fitness tips to help you maximize your workout.
- Prep the Night Before - One thing on my to-do list before going to sleep is to get ready for the next day's workout. It's such a relief to avoid the stress of running around trying to find my favorite sports bra in the morning, and once it's all planned out the night before, the workout is more likely to happen. I do laundry to wash stinky gym clothes and towels, and pack my gym bag. I make pre- and post-workout snacks, and fill my water bottle and stick it in the fridge. I also charge my iPod and iron out details with my workout buddies.
- Set Goals Before Every Workout - It's great to have big fitness goals in mind, like wanting to run your first five or 10K. Big goals are admirable, but it's the little goals along the way that help us stick to a regular exercise routine. Before heading out for your run, bike