I was consistent for the first few days when I started working out. However, I found myself losing all the motivation I started with. I didn’t know how to commit to the exercise routine. It was either work or my workout.
You could be thinning yourself out by trying to do everything and stay fit with no results. Do you have the time and strength to manage your activities, work, and exercise? Can you stick to your workout routine?
The good news is that you can find a balance between your work, family, friends, and your exercise routine.
Here are some tips that can help you stay committed to your exercise routine:
1. Set realistic goals and commit to your exercise routine.
Let’s say you want to stay fit and focus on cardio exercises. It would be best to consider that it may take time and consistency to reach your body goals. Therefore, try breaking it down into smaller goals and create a schedule that works for you.
It is also important to set goals that align with your body type. For example, a workout plan may vary with your body type and metabolism. When you do, stick to your routine and schedule.
More importantly, create a workout schedule that suits your daily activities. You don’t want to feel fatigued at work.
2. Don’t go too hard on yourself.
It is better to exercise efficiently and not blindly rigorously when working out. Here’s why you might end up hurting yourself rather than reaching your goals. Imagine feeling pains and aches all over at work.
Exercise is supposed to make you feel happier and agile for the day’s work. However, if you start for the first time, you may ache a little. But you will get used to it over time as you stay in shape.
3. Have fun while working out.
The whole point of working out is to stay fit and healthy. Being fit comes with confidence and agility. Enjoying your workout routine makes it even better.
Another reason to have fun with your routine is that it makes you stay consistent. Rather than seeing it as just a part of your day, you will always look forward to it. That said, opt for an effective routine that you love.
4. Get a workout partner.
Getting a workout partner helps you stay consistent with your routine. Think of it as someone that prevents you from slacking off.
Also, note that this could be your friend, spouse, children, or coach. That means more time with family and friends.
5. Celebrate your small wins.
Reward yourself when you reach your workout goals. It doesn’t mean eating extra calories or messing with your healthy diet. It means doing something for yourself for each milestone you reach.
I create time to take an evening walk when I reach my exercise or work goals. What’s that thing you love that work keeps you from doing? Create time for it when you reach your body goals.
Related: How a Healthy Body Helps You Be a Better Person
You can read about 13 Exercise Motivation Tips to Help You Stick to a Workout Routine by Jenny McCoy from self.com.
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