Reorganising Your Routine
Reorganising Your Routine
If you’re new to exercise, or you simply want to make it a part of your life, then making changes to your routine is important. Reorganising your daily routine can help you to get the most out of any workout plan.
Ways to establish a good routine
Remember, it may feel hard to establish a good routine to begin with but if you stay organised, and keep trying to hold yourself accountable, then eventually it will become a lot easier for you.
Whether you’re taking part in SWEAT’s 12-Week Challenge or you have your own plan in mind, we’ve got some tips to help you sort out your routine.
With these tips, you can be one step closer to a positive routine in no time!
Try working out at the same time each day
Choose the time of day that suits you for working out and stick to it! You might find a workout is a great way to process the day’s thoughts, so going at night is best. Maybe the gym is on your way to work, so you knock out your workout early in the day. If your workout is easy to fit into your lifestyle, you’re more inclined to get it done! There are lots of ways to stay healthy on a busy schedule, simply by making them a regular part of your day.
Give meal preparation a try each week
It’s much easier to beat those “I have no idea what to have for dinner, so I’ll just grab takeaway on the way home” moments when you pre-plan. Set aside some time during the week to work out what meals you want to eat, then shop for them. Pre-planning and preparing meals removes the temptation to reach for convenient options such as takeaway or home delivery.
Create a weekly schedule and stick to it
For exercise or meal preparation to become a part of your routine, you need to try to create a habit. That means making time in your day to workout, or to meal prep and sit down to eat. Then do it again the next day and slowly build up to doing it every single day.
This won't always be easy and there will be days where you don't feel like sticking to your schedule. Try to push through those mental barriers though and follow through with what you originally planned to. Over time, it will become easier to dismiss those limiting thoughts that might hold you back and stop you from sticking to your schedule.
By making your health a non-negotiable in your day, you’ll be surprised at how much more committed you become to following through on your plans.
Have a ‘Plan B’ for bad days
Try as we might, routines aren’t foolproof. And that’s okay! Don’t beat yourself up if something happens that makes you miss your scheduled workout. Be prepared with a back-up so that the temptation to fall into old (i.e. unhealthy) habits doesn’t take over. That might be keeping a spare packed gym bag in your car, or having a healthy meal in your freezer that you can heat and eat (instead of making a stop in your nearest drive-through).
Get committed — start now!
If you really want to reorganise your routine and make long-term changes, then it’s going to take some commitment. Don’t let yourself get overwhelmed by that idea — it’s not scary if you break it down into small pieces. Keep focusing on why you want to make changes and you’ll be more likely to keep that commitment to yourself. Good luck!
* Results may vary. Strict adherence to the nutrition and exercise guide are required for best results.