We always hear “consistency is key” but 𝘩𝘰𝘸 do we become consistent in the first
𝘞𝘦 𝘮𝘢𝘬𝘦 𝘪𝘵 𝘢 𝘩𝘢𝘣𝘪𝘵.
If you’re starting a new training program, here’s a few things that’ll help you make your new exercise part of your daily routine.
𝗪𝐫𝐢𝐭𝐞 𝐢𝐭 𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐨 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐬𝐜𝐡𝐞𝐝𝐮𝐥𝐞.
If you leave it to chance, you’ll prioritize a million things before yourself. Write it down if you’re serious about making it happen.
𝐏𝐫𝐞𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐠𝐲𝐦 𝐜𝐥𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐬/𝐛𝐚𝐠 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐧𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭 𝐛𝐞𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐞.
If your gym clothes are ready in the morning, it eliminates barriers. If your gym bag is on your passenger seat after work, it eliminates barriers. Make the hard stuff easy for yourself.
𝐓𝐫𝐚𝐢𝐧 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠.
Because again, other things in life will come up. It takes a bit to adjust, but you’ll feel so much better when you accomplish that workout and go confidently into your day.
𝐅𝐨𝐥𝐥𝐨𝐰 𝐚 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐠𝐫𝐚𝐦.
This eliminates all the wasted time in the gym trying to figure out what machines to use and keeps you progressing forward in a way that actually makes sense.
𝐁𝐞 𝐠𝐨𝐚𝐥 𝐟𝐨𝐜𝐮𝐬𝐞𝐝.
This will most likely happen when you have a set workout program and you can look forward to hitting PRs and fun stuff!
𝐅𝐢𝐧𝐝 𝐚 𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐧𝐞𝐫.
Or a coach that’ll keep you accountable and motivated. If you’re looking for more options, check out my post on seven places to find support.
𝐃𝐨𝐧’𝐭 𝐠𝐨 𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐢𝐧 𝐚𝐭 𝐟𝐢𝐫𝐬𝐭!
Be realistic with what you can do in a given week. Try not to over exert yourself only to give up after a few weeks.
𝐒𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐢𝐬 𝐛𝐞𝐭𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐧 𝐧𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠.
Instead of saying “Oh I only have 30 minutes, I’ll just skip today” do what you can in that time! It happens to me too, get to work instead of calling it a day.
Follow these tips and before you know it, your daily habits will turn into consistent routines.
Ready to dial in your training and make real sustainable progress towards your goals?