We've been there. Setting a goal to finally start your fitness journey, and then calling it quits the following week. What could have gone wrong?
Well, it takes courage, determination, and a constant self-check to be able to stick to your plan.
For today's article, we want to share with 4 life hacks that are guaranteed to help you build fitness habits that stick
Make It More Convenient for You
While you are still starting on your fitness journey, one of the foolproof tricks that you can do to stick to your goals is to make everything more convenient on your part. For instance, if you are looking for a gym to enroll, choose somewhere that is nearer to your place. This way, you won't have to commute or drive longer just to exercise.
Additionally, if you are quite busy during the days, consider doing exercises that you can squeeze at home without the need to use gym equipment. You can jog, do bodyweight exercises such as burpees, squats, push-ups, sit-ups, and planking. These exercises can be easily performed at home while prepping’ for work.
And you live quite far from the nearest gym, consider investing in home exercise equipment such as our gymnastic rings.
The bottom line is, you have to make your exercise routines convenient as possible to eliminate the common excuses for not continuing your fitness journey such as:
"I don't have time"
"The gym is too far"
"I'm too busy."
Don't Wait to Have Time
fcvWaiting to have time to exercise can be a dead-end for a lot of fitness journey. Let's be realistic that we are really busy working for 8 hours a day or more, and we have a hard time committing to our daily exercises making it easier to ditch our plans instead of adjusting our schedules.
So, the best thing to do is not to wait to have time. Do your exercise now. If you're a morning person, you can exercise right after waking up, or you can squeeze it at lunch or even after work. The thing is, exercise when you have the energy to do it, don’t wait for the
Give Yourself A Reward
Motivate yourself by giving rewards for milestones that you have achieved. For instance, if you've achieved your weight goal for the month, you can pamper yourself with a new toy game, book, or relaxing massage experience. And if you have controlled your food portions successfully, you can also celebrate it with your favorite food of all time or a nice dessert.
Celebrating your small victories will help you get more determined to achieve your fitness goals and stick with it.
Set Better Goals
You can’t lose 50 lbs overnight, that’s a fact. So, aside from thinking of ways on how to push yourself to continue your fitness journey, you also have to set a more realistic fitness goal. Try to make your goals smaller, achievable in a month or even a week before you progress and make your fitness goals harder and more challenging.
In other words, start small before making your way to more diverse workout routines.
And there you have it! All the tricks that you need to finally be able to push and get through your fitness goals!