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3 Ways To Stick To Your Workout Routine

3 Ways To Stick To Your Workout Routine

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3 Ways To Stick To Your Workout Routine

Here and there I feel stuck with my workout routine, have you felt the same? If so, I found that by making a realistic plan on what I want to acomplish helps me to get back on track. 

Find my three secrets that help me stick to it all the time:

 

MAKE A REALISTIC PLAN

Starting a new workout routine or program? Instead of planning your yearly workouts, step back and really think about how much time you have a week to increase your workout routine from zero to 3 or 4 times. You might think that you can do more (and I bet you do!) however, think of taking one week at a time, set small goals and slowly make them happen.

Write down what you want to accomplish that week, one or two spinning class and two strength-training sessions? Write it down and check them off once they are done.

Do this for 2 weeks, than add another workout to your week. You need to give yourself time to get use to the new routine, and let your body get use to the exercise, but also you have to let it rest! – Rest is as important as a workout.

 

SET DAILY GOALS

You have your whole week planned out and you are feeling overwhelmed? No worries! Seat down, and write down 5 daily goals. Maybe is that on Monday you get up 20 minutes before your normal time to walk around your block for five minutes, or maybe is to leave the office early to catch that class that you really want to do. Or even, just take 10 minutes out of your day to stretch before bed. Whatever it is, make a small goal, get it done, and you will feel so much better and accomplished!

If you miss a workout, don’t stress. Tomorrow is a new day, and you can always get it done.

 

BASE YOUR GOALS IN HOW YOU WANT TO FEEL, NOT HOW YOU WANT TO LOOK!

Results take time. Not only physical but also inner results will take time. 

I like to remember how I will feel after a workout or even going for a walk, and stopped basing my workouts around my physical appearance.

So, when you set up a goal, think how you would like to feel once you accomplish it! You want to feel empowered? Stronger? Badass?  Keep that in mind and choose a routine, fitness class or workout program that you will make feel that way.

CHOOSE SOMETHING THAT MAKES YOU HAPPY

Pick a fitness class, workout program or in home workouts that makes YOU happy. It doesn't matter what your frieds, fitness idols or anyone else does, what matters is what you want. Stick to what makes you happy, it challenges you and makes you smile. Don't worry about how many calories you are burning, or anything else. Just stay active and stick to what makes YOU motivated.

 

What do you do to stick to your workout routine? Let me know on Instagram or comment on my blog!  I'd love to know!

Love xx

-Ana

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