Staying committed to an exercise regimen is hard work. There’s no way around that. These 5 tips may help you design a routine that you will want to stick to 🙂
When it comes to personal fitness, you are the biggest factor in the success of your program. Ultimately, you are the one who decides to book into class or run that extra kilometre. As you begin a new routine, being your own cheerleader will go a long way in making your desires results a reality!
KEEP TRACK OF YOUR PROGRESS – A JOURNAL
When you think about exercising, journaling probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. However, recording your progress in an important place will make a huge difference as you develop your routine. Whether you choose a physical notebook, an app, spreadsheet, a monthly calendar giving yourself a place to record your exercise will help you keep every week productive—and be a great way to reflect on how far you’ve come!
Set a goal for yourself and choose a reward you get once you meet that goal. It doesn’t really matter what you set as your reward, but try to choose non food-related rewards, like a massage, a new outfit or a movie. Whether your goal is to lose weight, lift a certain weight, or exercise consistently for a period of time, knowing you have a new outfit, trip or treat at the end can do wonders to get you there!
People who are new to a fitness routine often burn out after their first few weeks because their workouts start becoming boring. Mixing different workouts will keep your mind and your muscles engaged! Try a variety of exercises as a great way to discover things you enjoy, which will ultimately help keep you motivated and having more fun each time you hit the gym.
Whether you’re a chatterbox or prefer a solo exercise sesh, there are plenty of ways to involve others to help keep you motivated. Distance running to weightlifting, chances are someone in your area enjoys the same type of exercise and would be thrilled to buddy up!If you aren’t interested in having a gym buddy, but still want a sense of community, online communities like RIMs FB groups are great and you can chat about progress with other clients with that same sense of support.