Today, finding fitness advice is easier than ever. We have an endless amount of information and tips at our fingertips that promise real results. Yet, even with so many different workouts, training programs, diets, books, and gurus, many of us still struggle with finding a system that works for us in the long run.
For many people, the secret to success doesn’t like in a magic program or pill, but one simple word: consistency.
Being consistent is the secret to success for most endeavors, especially exercise and fitness. Let’s explore some easy tips to help you maintain a consistent workout routine.
Write it down.
Every successful mission starts with a goal. A SMART goal, that is. Write down your fitness goals in a way that is specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and time bound. This gives you a crystal-clear plan of what you are working to achieve and how you’ll get there.
Instead of “I want to be more fit,” try “I will improve my fitness and be able run a 5K in under 30 minutes by December 31st. To reach my goal, I will train 5 mornings a week.” Once you’ve defined your clear goal, write it down and place it somewhere you will see it every day.
It’s hard to make exercise a regular habit if you expect to push yourself to the limit every time you work out. Instead, aim for small, slower, shorter, and less intense workouts. Because you know your daily goal is achievable, it’s much easier to stick to it on a regular basis.
Creating a routine around your fitness habit helps to make it an integrated part of your day, rather than a chore or extra “to-do” item. Try working out first thing in the morning, or right after work. Pairing exercise with another daily habit helps to make the habit more consistent. Then, complete the routine with a treat – a post-workout protein smoothie!
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