I hope you all are doing great!
It has been quite a while since we all have been living the ‘lockdown life’. Most of us have now managed to find our own ways of working around it, while some of us are still getting accustomed to the ‘new normal’. In either case, it is important to understand, now more than ever, that our health is our number one priority.
Now that we are all required to stay at home, it is quite likely to feel much like a couch potato. Or literally turn in to one, without realizing it. With our digital TV’s, online surfing and smart phones- it might seem convenient to simply lay down and ‘chill’, as they say. But, in the long run this routine can easily slip in to becoming a lazy lifestyle. Rather than waiting for that to happen, it is best to take matters in to your own hands and take charge of your life! Just like ‘work from home’ is now part of our normal routine, why not make ‘work out at home’ your new fitness mantra?
How, you ask? Well, I’m here to tell you exactly that!
Let’s take a look at 5 Simple Tips to help you maintain a consistent Fitness routine:
▪ Take small steps
It is important to know that building a fitness routine is a process. If you are a beginner who is looking to start their fitness journey- begin with something that you enjoy doing. It can be anything from going for a short walk to doing light workout exercises. Whatever it maybe, let your body adapt to the workout. This way, what was once a challenge will also gradually seem effortless. So make sure you are taking it easy and slowly building up your routine.
▪ Be open to a Lifestyle change
Exercising is not just good for your body but has a positive impact on your mind and well-being too. Small changes like replacing junk food with healthier options or cutting down processed food and sugar can also makes a huge difference. If your goal is to start working out, make sure you’re in it for the long run. If you do not see yourself going to the gym or being fit even 10 years later, then you might not be able to maintain a consistent routine. Consider changing your lifestyle around for the better and notice the positive changes that come through!
▪ Stick to your Plan- NO MATTER WHAT
Once you have made the choice to workout regularly, it is equally important to follow that choice consistently. This can be done by keeping a few things in mind. First, begin with small steps that are easy to accomplish. Once you’re comfortable with those, push yourself to do more. Second, determine your why. What is your reason for working out? Is it to physically
transform yourself or is it to better your health and well-being? Third, Track your progress. Once you see good results for yourself, it will give you the motivation to keep going!
▪ Set Realistic Goals
This is one of the most important things to remember while you’re on your fitness journey. You need to have realistic and practical goals that are actually achievable. It is impossible for someone to become an athlete in one day, right? It takes immense hard work, practice and patience. Be sure to build your journey one step at a time. It helps to keep you motivated
and boosts your self-confidence when you crack those goals. One small achievable goal at a time is the way to go.
▪ Practice Daily
If you enjoy going for walks, jogging or doing yoga- whatever it maybe, try to make it a part of your daily routine. When you follow something passionately every day, your mind gets programmed to make it a habit. Slowly, it will come to you naturally and will not require any extra effort. Set small targets for the day, like ‘walk for 30 minutes today’ and follow it
through without fail. Doing this over and over again will ensure that you make a habit out of it and practice every single day.
Every day is an opportunity to be a better, stronger and fitter version of yourself. If you are looking to transform your life, now is the time!
By following the tips given above, I’m sure you will greatly benefit and notice how regular exercising can bring a positive influence in your lifestyle.
If you have any further questions regarding the given information above, feel free to leave a comment or reach out to me on my social media handles, which you can find a below.
I hope you all enjoyed reading this blog and found it informative.
Till then guys, stay safe and stay happy!
And remember, consistency is key to leading a fit life.