3 simple steps to go to the gym 1x/week


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3 simple steps to go to the gym at least once a week during your hectic college life! One tiny change in my weekly routine motivated me to go to the gym 1x/week consistently.

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3 simple steps to go to the gym 1x/week

  1. 1. ep st o: p le st3 sim Go to the gym 1x/week during your hectic college life
  2. 2. My previous failed attempts...● During my past two college years, I had been trying to go to the gym at least once a week● Previous attempts: scheduling going with friends, signing up for an athletic class, adding it into my calendar, iPhone alarm● Nothing stuck ...Until now!
  3. 3. Step 1: Prepare● Set a realistic goal: "Every Thursday after class, I will go to the gym"● Set rules: If I did not go to the gym before bedtime, I stayed in my gym clothes● I taped a sign on my computer monitor
  4. 4. Step 2: Execute● After getting back to my room from my last class Thursday, I saw my reminder and changed into gym clothes + shoes ResuIt: I went to the gym!
  5. 5. Step 3: CelebrateAfter every successful gym visit, I celebrate!I do a double fist pump after leaving the gym,and think "good workout!".You could do a fist pump, or pat yourself on theback. It doesnt matter what you do, just that itworks for you.
  6. 6. Why I think it works● Convenience ○ no fixed time to go to the gym, just sometime after changing ○ Thursdays are good: no homework due until next week, and only one class on Friday● Small steps ○ changing into gym clothes not too hard ○ going to gym when already in gym clothes seems easier
  7. 7. Your turn!Step 1: Prepare by picking a good day for youand putting up a conspicuous physical ordigital reminder.Step 2: Do it.Step 3: Celebrate!
  8. 8. Im currently in my juniorContact me year at Stanford University majoring in Computer Science. Im interested in health technology and howTell me how it worked for you: people create healthybit.ly/SZrK0g behaviors for themselves.Or email me directly:cglu@stanford.eduGood luck in school and onyour path to better health!
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