Health + Fitness | Making Sure You Stick to Your New Workout Routine


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Most people who start a new workout routine give up after a few weeks. How can you stop yourself falling into that trap?

Don’t Do Too Much Too Soon

The quickest way to get demoralized when taking on a new workout routine is to take on more than you can handle. If you try to run 15 miles or lift weights that are way too heavy for you, you’ll simply fail. And that failure can lead to you being discouraged and you might then be tempted to give up. You can also injure yourself if you try to take on too much too soon. Don’t make this mistake. Instead, start small and up your intensity slowly.

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Get Guidance

We all need a little help when trying something new. This is true of workouts too. If you don’t know what you’re doing, get guidance from someone who has experience with these types of things. It could be a friend or someone who works at the gym you attend. There are lots of online resources and forums that can help you too. Find a website that provides workout routines for beginners and move forwards from there.

Switch Things Up Regularly

It’s not a bad thing to admit that working out can be boring and repetitive. And this can often make it easy to stop going to the gym. You’ll be much more likely to keep going if you enjoy the workout you do. So, as soon as you feel yourself getting bored by your trips to the gym, switch things up a bit. For example, if you’re used to lifting weights day after day, why not go for a run for a couple of days instead?

Find a Partner

The gym can be a lonely place when you’re pushing your body to its limits day after day. It can be very easy to throw in the towel and give up. Having a gym partner by your side going through the same thing as you can make things a lot easier. They will motivate you and push you when you’re thinking about giving up. A competitive edge will also be introduced by bringing someone else in. You won’t want to be the one who shows weakness first.

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Track Your Progress

Being able to track the progress you’re making can be a great motivational tool. If you can see that what you’re doing and putting your body through is making a difference, it’ll spur you on to keep at it. It can be hard to notice small, incremental weight loss by looking in the mirror. So, taking measurements and weighing yourself gives you concrete proof that you’re doing the right thing. You can use a journal or a fitness app to monitor your progress.

Make Your Schedule Adaptable

Not having the time to workout is not a good enough excuse for not sticking to your fitness routine. Yes, we’re all busy people with lots of different commitments. But if you’re serious about getting fit, you’ll make your schedule adaptable and find the time to work out no matter how busy you are. If you think you haven’t got enough time in the day to exercise, take a closer look and make the time!

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