When it comes to working out, we’ve all been there – starting out full of enthusiasm and motivation, only to lose steam a few weeks (or even days) in. It’s easy to get discouraged and give up, but it’s important to remember that everyone’s journey is different.
There is no one ‘right’ way to work out, but there are some key things that I’ve learned over the years that have helped me stick to my workout routine and see results. In this article, I’ll be sharing 7 of those key things with you.
I hope that by sharing what I’ve learned, I can help you on your own fitness journey. Remember, every little bit counts and even the smallest changes can make a big difference in the long run!
1. Don’t make excuses
There is no room for excuses when it comes to achieving your fitness goals. Whether you want to lose weight, get stronger, or improve your endurance, you need to be willing to put in the hard work.
Sure, it’s easy to make excuses for why you can’t work out or why you can’t eat healthily. But at the end of the day, these excuses are only holding you back from reaching your full potential. So if you’re serious about achieving your fitness goals, it’s time to start putting in the effort and stop making excuses.
2. Set realistic goals
One of the most important things you can do when starting a new workout routine is to set realistic goals. Without a goal, it can be hard to stay motivated and stick with your routine. But if your goal is too lofty, you may become discouraged if you don’t see results right away.
The key is to find a balance between setting a goal that is challenging but achievable. Start by taking a look at your current fitness level and setting a goal that is slightly higher. For example, if you can currently run a mile in 10 minutes, your goal could be to run a mile in 9 minutes. As you begin to see results, you can gradually increase your goal to keep challenging yourself.
Remember, the goal of a workout routine is to improve your health and fitness, so don’t get too caught up on the numbers. As long as you are consistently working hard and making progress, you are on the right track.
3. Find an activity you enjoy
Working out is an important part of a healthy lifestyle, but it can be hard to stick to a workout that you don’t enjoy. That’s why it’s important to find an activity that you enjoy and look forward to doing. Whether it’s going for a run, playing tennis, or taking a dance class, finding an activity that you enjoy will make it much easier to stay on track with your workout routine.
So take some time to find an activity that you enjoy and make it a part of your workout routine.
4. Invest in quality gear
If you’re serious about working out, you need to invest in quality gear. This means finding workout clothes that fit well and are comfortable to wear, as well as shoes that provide good support and stability. It doesn’t have to be expensive, and with the right gear, you’ll be able to work out more effectively and enjoy your workouts more.
5. Make a schedule and stick to it
If you’re like most people, you probably started the year with the best of intentions of working out. But then life gets in the way and you find yourself skipping your usual workout routine, or only working out sporadically. If you want to make sure you stick to your workout routine, there’s one simple thing you can do: make a schedule and stick to it.
It may seem like a lot of work to plan out your workouts ahead of time, but it’s actually quite simple. Just decide which days and times you’re going to work out, and then make sure you stick to that schedule. If you miss a workout, don’t beat yourself up about it. Just get back on track with your next scheduled workout.
6. Be patient
If you want to see results from working out, you have to be patient. It takes time and consistency to see any changes in your body, so don’t get discouraged if you don’t see results right away. Just keep at it and you will eventually start to see the fruits of your labor.
7. Have fun
While working out, many people think that they must maintain a serious and solemn attitude in order to achieve results. However, this is not the case. In fact, having fun during your workouts can actually help you improve your performance and reach your goals.
There are a few ways to make your workouts more fun. You can try working out with a friend or family member. This way, you can motivate and encourage each other to keep going. You can also try listening to music or watching a favorite show while you work out. This can help you take your mind off of the task at hand and make the time fly by. Finally, you can try changing up your routine occasionally. This can help you stay interested in your workouts and prevent you from getting bored.