Have you ever started an exercise routine, only to ditch it a week, two weeks, or a month later? It’s extremely common! Many people start an exercise routine, get busy or bored, and drop it shortly after. It can be absolutely overwhelming incorporating a steady exercise routine in to your life, but these tips will show you How to Start an Exercise Routine and Stick with It!
How to Start an Exercise Routine and Stick with It
First, it’s important to decide what kind of exercise routine you want to incorporate into your life. Whether it’s primarily strength training, cardio training, or a combination of the two, deciding what’s right for your body and your health is important. Getting an idea of the exercise you wish to incorporate helps you set a schedule that you can stick to!
Next, it’s a good idea to sit down and really commit to a time. If you know that you struggle to wake up early in the morning, an early morning workout might not be ideal. If that’s the case, setting an afternoon workout during your lunch hour might work, or even an evening workout!
Set aside an hour for your workouts. If you’re not particularly busy, you can easily work out for an hour each day that you intend on working out. This allows you to get a high calorie burn, making your workout extremely effective. You’ll find that you can also work on multiple problem areas during this hour! If you find that you’re too busy to get in a lengthier workout, consider trying a Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred type of workout. There are tons of YouTube video workouts that are between 25 and 30 minutes, allowing a maximum burn in a short period of time. Beware: these can be difficult, especially if you are just beginning to start an exercise routine.
The most important key to start an exercise routine is dedication. It can be hard, but it’s important to remember that adding an exercise routine to your daily life is completely worth it in the end, especially knowing that you’re improving your health every single day! If you need to, set alarm reminders on your phone. Don’t allow yourself to have a “treat” or an episode of your favorite show until you’ve completed your new exercise routine. Make sure that it’s important to you! If it’s not important to you, ultimately it will be harder to stick to it!
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Taylor Speikers is an Arizonan mom blogger. She is currently studying Secondary Education to become a high school English teacher. She publishes articles related to parenting, food, and beauty products on her blog The Tailored Mama.