Make It Fun
Since you likely will not have as much equipment at home as you would find in a gym you might find yourself getting bored with the same routines. Mix it up by searching the internet or fitness magazines for some new exercises. Find videos you could work along with. Don’t forget to challenge yourself but always do so safely.
Find a Fitness Buddy
It can be hard to stay motivated when alone. Ask a family member or friend to join you. If you can make it a regular appointment you will find it easier to get into the habit and avoid skipping days.
Schedule It In
Make a firm schedule for your fitness routine. Using a planner or calendar to write out your routine is important. If an event comes up that conflicts with your workout then reschedule the workout immediately.
Record Your Progress
Everyone is different and what works for one person may not work for another. As you try different things write them down. Be sure to record, not only your workout routines but also your meals. You might find that the same workout is fine on one day then more difficult on another. Looking at what you ate that morning or how much sleep you got the day before could shed light on what works for your unique body. This way you can see what works for you and what doesn’t.
Having a goal is a great way to stay motivated and keep track of your progress. But here are a few tips for setting goals that will help, not hurt. Make sure your goal challenges you but is attainable. Make them specific and set a time to complete them by. It can be good to set some long-term goals but have some short-term ones as well. And focus on just a few important goals rather than overwhelming yourself with too many at one time. You can always add more as you accomplish each goal. And reward yourself for every victory big and small! Lastly, if you miss a workout session or fail to meet a goal on time, don’t beat yourself up! This happens to the best of us. Just dust yourself off and keep on going!
Integrate Fitness Into Your Lifestyle
Create an exercise routine that you will be able to and more importantly want to continue. By having the mindset that fitness will be a permanent part of your everyday life, you will be able to not only reach your goals now but continue to live a healthy lifestyle for all the years to come.
By Everton Ridge Homes | 6-3-2021