? Routine in 2020? ? Here are our 5 Quick Tips to Stay Motivated & Find Routine ??
Are you finding it hard to stick to routine right now and get motivated to exercise? We get it!
Things have been turned upside down, but this is all the more reason it is more important than ever to stick to a regular exercise routine. Having a routine can help with our stress levels, our sleep patterns, our eating habits, and our overall physical and mental health.
So we have broken down our five top tips for getting in a routine and staying motivated to exercise.
Tip #1 Plan for it!
Every week we need to be setting aside some time to plan our schedule for the forthcoming week. What are your actions going to be and how are these going to get you one step closer to what it is you are looking to achieve? So schedule the time to plan, commit in writing on your calendar or planner and stick to it!
For me it is Sunday evening, I take less than an hour and plan the week’s workouts.?If you need help planning your workouts or are unfamiliar with how to create workout programming that will help you achieve your goals, get in touch today for a free discussion or pop us a question on social. We are always happy to help!
Tip #2 Variety is the spice of life!
You wouldn?t eat the same meal every day for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and you wouldn?t watch the same movie on repeat everyday? so why repeat the same exercise routine multiple times a week. Switching up the routine will keep you engaged and it will also get you fit! Repeating the same workouts is not only boring, but it can also limit our progress. The human body is pretty adaptable and if we are always repeating the same workouts without changing the frequency or intensity we will adapt and reach a plateau on our progress. So mix it up and try new things!
Tip #3 Make it a priority.
I recommend working out first thing in the morning or before lunch, the later you leave it, the easier it is to set it aside for something else. However, regardless of when you workout make sure that it is a priority. Working out and exercise is essential to our mental and physical health so we need to treat it that way. It should be as routine as going to the bathroom and drinking water.
Tip #4 No excuses.
We can all find a reason not to exercise, in fact, it?s easy? I?m too hungry, I didn?t sleep well last night, I woke up late, I?ll start tomorrow, it?s too cold or too hot, too early or too late? These excuses will always be here, so let?s forget about them and move on.
Tip #5 Have a why.
Do you want to fit into those old jeans? Are you preparing for your first 5k? Do you want to achieve your first pull-up?
Whatever your reason is for exercising, remember that and let it motivate you to commit. Set S.M.A.R.T. goals (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, Time-Bound) around your health and fitness, and then when you go back to number 1 and plan, you have some direction, you can make sure your actions are going to get you to where you want to be.
Also, I have to stress, do not leave out the ?M? (measurable), this is an absolute game-changer! If we are measuring our achievements on the way to our goals, we will see progress and progress motivates.
So that’s it! 5 Quick Tips!
Please, if you are struggling with your routine, get in touch and we can set a plan in place to make it work! Even if it is just for a quick chat, we are always happy to help and have a conversation to set you off in the right direction.