How to Stay Consistent With Exercise

Habits don’t happen overnight.  Making exercise a habit is one of the most powerful things that you can do for your physical, mental, and emotional health, and yet, so many of us struggle with it.

Changing your behavior and mindset can be really tough when starting a new routine, but there are many things that you can do to help you stay more consistent.

The following tips are helpful for removing the barriers that make it tough to stick to your fitness and exercise goals:

Block off time in your calendar to schedule your workouts. When scheduling your workouts try to choose times & days that make it easier for you to succeed.

Pivot As Needed

Life happens and you need your fitness to be flexible enough to work with your lifestyle. Online fitness programs are a great option for being able to workout whenever and wherever.

Change Your Mindset

Focus on strength, stamina, improved balance, stress reduction, cardiovascular health and confidence.

Exercise is so much more than just weight loss.

Put your exercise on auto-pilot by pairing it with everyday routines. Examples: exercise after dropping the kids off for school, take a walk at lunch, etc.

Start Small & Build Up:

Start at 5 or 10 minutes. It’s easier to convince yourself to do something for 10 minutes than for an hour. Whenever I don’t feel like exercising, I just commit to 10 minutes. Once you get going, you’re usually glad that you did.

Seeing your clothes laid out makes it a conscious decision to skip. It’s much harder to do so with physical reminders of your goals.

Put out your clothes and workout gear ahead of time.

Make it social:

Have a friend or partner join in your journey so you can be accountability partners. Try a new class or gym together to help keep each other accountable.

Try Something New:

Switch it up with a new workout or class. Variety helps keep things exciting and keeps boredom away. Try a new group class, go cycling, stream a yoga video, join a sport - the options are endless.