For many of us, the new year is a time when we make resolutions to be healthier and fitter so we can ultimately have more energy, feel better and look better!
If you are like this, then you will know, that starting a new workout routine (and sticking to it!) can be much more difficult than originally thought! Willpower can be tested especially when our old lifestyle gets in the way.
But you can have success in creating a new healthier you and stick to your new routine! Whether you’re just starting out or already on your fitness journey and need to boost your routine, below are the steps you need to take to help make exercise a regular habit so you can achieve your goals!
Creating a healthy routine that includes exercise & better nutrition is easier than you think!
1. Set goals
All new beginnings start with motivation, a willing to want to make a change for the better and some inspiration to get you going. Setting goals will help you remember why you started your fitness journey in the first place. Whether it’s a specific event coming up or you just want to be a fit & healthy person, setting goals will keep you determined and driven.
2. Be realistic
This is super important when it comes to fitness. Being realistic means creating an exercise regime that works for YOU. What works for someone else may not necessarily be the best solution for you. Factoring in your own work, lifestyle, children, injuries & any other commitments will ensure you have an exercise plan that’s achievable and made just for you.
3. Prioritise & commit
Sit down with your diary, see when you’re available to train and pencil it in. No excuses. Think of exercise as a very important appointment you’ve made with yourself that you can’t get out of. Keeping the days consistent will definitely help create a habit but if this isn’t possible, making some time each week to write down when you can train is just as good!
4. Do something you enjoy
If you absolutely hate running why go on a 5k run everyday? There are LOADS of different physical activities out there, one that is bound to be your cup of tea! from Zumba to rock climbing- explore the fun world of fitness and do something you enjoy.
5. Make it a habit
It’s said to believe that it takes 21 days to create a habit. You may find times when you’re not motivated, you’re tired or you really just don’t want to go to the gym but push through these hard times and you won’t regret it!
6. Progress & acknowledge your results
Once you lose that couple of kilos you’ve been wanting to, or you finally did a push up on your toes, acknowledge that! Look at how far you’ve come and be proud of your achievements. Track all your progress and keep creating new challenges throughout your fitness journey.
7. Get friends/family involved
If going to the gym solo isn’t your thing, or you can’t get alone time without the kids- include them! Exercise can be super fun and social with others and getting them involved will also help you stay accountable.
8. Keep going!
No matter if you’re new to exercise or you’ve been in the game for years, consistency is key. Being active and moving your body is so good for your health and over all well-being so keep on going!
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