We all know that working out usually isn’t the first thing you want to do when you wake up. Nor is it the first thing that comes to mind when it’s time to go home after work. We get it. That’s why we’re here to help you be successful on your journey to health and well-being. Here are 5 tips to help you start a routine and stick with it.
- Get help from a professional. This may seem scary or expensive, but it doesn’t have to be either of those things! Think about it. This is your health we’re talking about and that’s not something you should mess with. Be cautious about searching for fitness programs on the internet. You may have restrictions that those online programs don’t address and that could end up hurting you in the long run. Click here to check out personal training prices & packages. Don’t forget, new members get 2 complimentary sessions to use just for this reason!
- Pick a time and block it off. Seriously, schedule your workouts! Put them in your planner, your phone, on your family calendar on your fridge…anywhere and everywhere. Seeing it written down and having that time set aside means that you will have fewer scheduling issues and interruptions. Writing it down on family or work calendars also means that others will know you’re not available. Make yourself a priority!
- Find a Friend. Get a friend to workout with you and you’ll be more likely to stick with it and you’ll be more successful (honestly, we aren’t making this up, there’s research to back it up)! You won’t be able to come up with a lame excuse to not go, you can help push each other, plus it’s just more fun with a friend!
- Choose exercises you like. This may seem silly, but if you HATE the exercises you’re doing, how long do you really think you’ll stick with it? Not long. You can still get a good workout in AND enjoy it. Burpees not your thing? No worries, there’s lots of other exercises to choose from! This is where the professional help comes in handy too!
- Be Realistic. Set your goals, but be real about it. You’re not going to lose 30 pounds in a week, and that’s good because that wouldn’t be healthy! Set short-term and long-term goals that you can actually achieve. Your personal trainer can help with this too. Don’t forget to reward yourself when you reach one of your goals. Now, when you lose 10 pounds, don’t go get a dozen donuts or cupcakes, because that would be counterintuitive. Instead, maybe take yourself to get a new workout outfit. Then you won’t be able to wait until your next workout to wear it!
Good luck on your fitness journey! We would love to hear from you and if these tips help you! Come back here next month to check out a new post with more helpful information!