Let’s face it. The new year is always met with “new me” resolutions. Many of which consist of starting a fitness routine. Unfortunately, motivation can quickly run out and by February most routines have been abandoned. Here are some simple tips to ensure you stick to your fitness routine in 2017.
Get your body moving first thing in the morning and that way nothing can get in the way of your workout later on. Scheduling it in to the beginning of your day makes it hard to skip a workout.
If you are new to working out, it’s important that you slowly settle into a more active lifestyle. You don’t want to hurt yourself and you certainly don’t want to scare yourself away from exercising. Don’t expect to lift 50 pounds or run a mile straight on day one. Try a simple 15 minute workout on the first day and see how it feels the next day. Keep building from there.
Make it fun
If you like swimming, setting yourself a swimming routine would be a wonderful way to get active. Don’t try to set a weightlifting routine if it makes you miserable. Start off with things you enjoy and later on you can push yourself out of your comfort zone.
Having an accountability partner is a great way to ensure that you don’t miss a workout. It also makes workouts way more fun! If the people around you don’t seem interested, there are a ton of Facebook groups you can join full of supportive women. Search for a group, join, and participate!
Celebrate/ Reward yourself
Once you get through your first month of consistent workouts don’t forget to reward yourself! Get yourself a cute exercise outfit or this cute glass water bottle. You’ve done a great thing and are on your way to a happier, healthier you!
What is your favorite way to exercise?