Are you tired of telling yourself that you’re going to commit to a new daily workout routine and then not follow through with a plan? Or maybe you just got as far as buying some new shapewear. If that sounds all too familiar, we’ve got 10 new habits to help you create a workout plan that you will actually stick with and have an excuse to invest in some new women’s activewear all at the same time.
Make It A Fun Workout
Maybe one of the reasons your previous workout routines have failed is because you didn’t enjoy the exercises you were doing and looked at your routine as more of a hassle or burden, instead of a fun and enjoyable activity that you’re excited about.
Try picking exercise that you actually want to do and you will start to look forward to working out and be more likely to stick with it while keeping a positive attitude.
By choosing a different form of exercise every week you can see which one you enjoy most, or notice which parts of the exercises that you prefer doing. Get together with a sweat buddy and create an upbeat cardio playlist together.
Take Baby Steps
Setting tough goals for your daily workout routine might make you start to feel overwhelmed and become unmotivated. It’s important to take baby steps. There’s nothing wrong with taking baby steps and accomplishing a few small goals before moving on to bigger goals.
Smaller goals can help you motivate yourself. It’s more important to stay motivated than to focus on the duration of your workout. Once your motivation level is in place, then you can work on longer workout sessions.
Commit To A Daily Workout
If you can commit to getting to the gym or your exercise class, then completing your workout is the easy part. Once you’re dressed in your workout clothes, and you are out of the door, you’re well on your way to sticking to a new workout routine.
The 30-Day Challenge
A 30-Day Challenge is exactly that. It’s only 30 days and with that in mind, you will be able to see the countdown on your calendar of how many days you have left and it will help motivate you to stick with your workout routine. It’s also motivating to know that you can always take a break after the initial 30 days has finished.
Schedule Your Workout Routine
You need to make working out a priority and add it to your daily to-do list. It should be just as important as eating healthy food or drinking water.
Some of the best times to schedule your workout into your day are early in the morning or right after work. You can use your phone or workout apps to schedule alerts and reminders. This way, your phone will automatically remind you every day that it’s time to workout. Trying to reduce technology? Then mark your calendar. Using a calendar is a great visual reminder of your progress and will encourage you to keep on going with your daily workout routine.
Invest In New Workout Clothes
Feeling comfortable while you workout is important so maybe it’s time to finally invest in some comfortable new workout clothes that will have you looking and feeling good at the same time. By investing in high quality, stylish shapewear for the gym it will motivate you to stick to your workout.
Think Long Term
When coming up with a daily workout plan, the most important tips to keep in mind are to get motivated, stay motivated and make a promise to yourself to commit to your workout routine. If you want to live a long, healthy and happy life then you owe it to yourself to be nice to your body and treat it with respect. Following these steps will help you get started, but you are the only person who can actually do the work.
It’s important to give yourself a day off so your body can rest and come back stronger for the next workout. If you still wish to include some form of physical exercise during your self-care period then you can include less strenuous physical exercises like yoga, swimming, walking or stretching but make sure that you don’t commit all of your time to working out, as over-training can be dangerous and cause long-term injuries and physical overexertion can affect all aspects of your life causing you to sabotage your new fitness goals.