How to stay consistent with working out

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We share tips on how to keep working out even when life gets in the way.

Hey everyone! How was your week? I hope you have a wonderful day. I have two podcast interviews this morning (new episodes will be up tomorrow!) and I’m looking forward to coffee with friends this afternoon.

In today’s post, I want to talk a little bit about workout consistency. This is always a common theme when I do my annual research. It can be very difficult to stick to a routine, so I would like to share some tips.

It can be difficult to stick to a workout routine, especially if exercise isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. The benefits of regular physical activity are undeniable, but finding the motivation to lace up your sneakers and head out can be difficult. If you’ve struggled with incorporating exercise into your daily life, you’re not alone. In today’s post, I’ll be sharing tips and strategies to help you stay motivated and work towards your workout goals.

How to keep working out

Start small and build gradually:

Starting a consistent exercise routine doesn’t mean jumping into an intense hour-long workout from the beginning. Start with a manageable duration and intensity and gradually increase as your fitness level improves. This approach makes the process more sustainable. Start with just 10 minutes and see how you feel.

Set realistic goals.

Cut your fitness goals down to smaller, achievable milestones. Setting realistic expectations can help you stay motivated in the long run by preventing you from getting overwhelmed and allowing you to celebrate wins along the way. Check out this article for tips on goal setting.

Choose an activity you enjoy:

Exercise doesn’t have to be a chore. Choose an activity you really enjoy, like dancing, hiking, or your favorite sport. Looking forward to your workouts will make it much easier to stay consistent. Don’t think you only “should” do a certain type of training. The best training is the one you actually do. This means you have fun and look forward to it. There are millions of different exercises out there, and there’s definitely one that’s best for you.

Track your progress:

You can keep a training diary and track your progress using fitness apps. Seeing improvements, no matter how small, is a powerful motivator and helps you stay accountable to your goals.

Looking for workout buddies:

Invite friends and family to join you on your fitness journey. Having a workout buddy not only adds a social aspect to your workout, but also provides mutual encouragement and support.

Let’s combine routines:

Monotony can lead to boredom and lack of motivation. Spice up your workouts with variety. Make it interesting by trying out different exercises, classes, or outdoor activities. Introducing training that you can try for free!

Eliminate barriers and distractions.

Identify potential obstacles that can interfere with your workout routine and find ways to eliminate or reduce them. Whether it’s preparing your workout clothes the night before or scheduling your workouts during less busy times, removing barriers increases consistency. Think about your biggest barriers and create gameplay to overcome them.

Create a home gym setup.

To make exercise more accessible, consider setting up a home gym. Having a dedicated space with essential equipment eliminates excuses regarding travel and time constraints.

Take responsibility for yourself:

Set up regular check-ins and evaluations to measure your progress. Holding yourself accountable will strengthen your commitment to consistency and allow you to adjust your workout plan as needed.

Prioritize long-term health:

Remember that consistent exercise has many benefits, from weight loss to improved mental health. Prioritizing long-term health over short-term challenges can act as a powerful motivator.

Keeping up with your workouts requires the right mindset and strategy. By starting small, setting realistic goals, enjoying the process, and incorporating these tips, you’ll be able to make exercise a sustainable and rewarding part of your routine. Remember, the road to a healthier body is a marathon, not a sprint. Give yourself time and space as you strive to achieve your goals.

So tell me, friends, do you struggle with consistency? What do you think is the biggest reason you can’t stick to a routine?

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Gina

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