No matter how committed you are to pumping iron in the gym, everyone can relate to the times when you’d rather put on pajamas than workout clothes. Life is crazy! Interruptions such as illness, school work, social gatherings and pure laziness often mess up our fitness routine. It can take months to maintain a workout schedule. Whatever your situation, motivators help get us going and here are some great ways to kick up your fitness routine this year.
3 great ways to kick up your fitness routine
- Write it down
Having a written schedule of your workout is a great way to stay on track. It’s also a great way to monitor your success. Even if you can’t make it through your entire routine, writing down what you did or did not complete keeps you accountable and organized.
- Sign up for an event
When you find your motivation dwindling, a great way to kick up your fitness routine is to sign up for an event. Try something you enjoy such as a 5k, swimming or a biking event! If you’ve ever wanted to do something out of the ordinary such as a mini-triathlon, sign up and get training! Working out is a lot easier when you have something to look forward to.
- Change your view on exercise
What if we told you the doctor had a magic treatment for high blood pressure, insomnia, obesity, depression and an array of other conditions? Exercise is the magic treatment! Yes, physical activity can help prevent many ailments. Exercise is important for your health and well-being, think of it that way. If you can change the negative, sore muscle view you currently have on exercise to a more positive view, we bet you’d enjoy it more.
There are tons of reasons why you should kick up your fitness routine. Writing it down, signing up for an event and changing your views are just a few of the ways to get you started. Make physical activity a part of your normal routine, you won’t be sorry! Tell us how you stay motivated in the comments below!