Exercise should be an essential part of your daily routine – that’s something you most likely already know, but, making exercise a daily habit is something many people find a tough task.
Let’s be honest, does the thought of the gym make you shudder? Do you skip the gym at times with the lamest excuse? If the answer is YES, then this article is perfect for you. Why? Because we are going to give you 4 simple ways to finally make exercise a habit rather than a chore.
Ready? Let’s go!
Choose a time and stick to it!
If you’re more of a morning person than a late owl, then the obvious thing to do is get your workout in as early as possible.
This step will set you on the right path. Once you’ve chosen your workout time. Stick with it. This will make you less lenient in skipping your workout.
Set a specific time and stick with it. We offer classes throughout the day, to fit all schedules. Check them out here!
Don’t overdo it in the beginning
When we start with fitness, we often want to go full throttle straight away. But, going too hard too soon can be damaging. If you push yourself too much at the start, then it makes burning out more likely – and when we burn out, we often quit.
The best way to overcome this is to cut your exercise into bite sized chunks. Use light weights – don’t overstay too long at the gym. Go at a comfortable pace.
Switch up your workout plan every fortnight
When we get caught in a routine, we leave ourselves open to boredom. Doing the same workout week in week out can make your gym sessions mundane. You want to keep things fresh, so, we recommend changing up your workout pattern every 2 weeks if possible.
This will keep the gym buzz and make your workouts exciting. It also helps to keep your muscles alert!
Sort your gym gear the night before
Minimising any obstacles, which will fall in the way of you making it to the gym, is a must. When we are hit with obstacles, we often use them as an excuse or any easy way out.
Be honest, how many times have you skipped the gym because your workout gear wasn’t prepared?
Prepping the night before will keep your routine on track and allow you to simply get up and go when your workout time comes.
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