As a new year’s resolution, many people decide to begin working out. That’s a great decision to make, but many people also lose motivation very quickly. I love to work out, and I’d love to help you learn to stick to working out and enjoy it!
- Research. Find information on how to reach your specific goals. There are so many helpful YouTubers and bloggers out there that can teach you about working out.
- Plan. Plug in what you learned in your research to make a workout schedule. If you know ahead of time what you are going to do, the actual working out takes less brain power! My mom and I work out together as home, and we have a weekly workout schedule. Additionally, after each workout, we plan the specifics of the next day’s workout so that we can get right to it.
- Schedule. If it’s possible for you, set a time every day that you will work out and stick to it. Humans are creatures of habit, after all!
- Vary. Plan your workouts to be fun and interesting! Include a wide range of training styles, such as HIIT, LIIT, weights, resistance bands, calisthenics, power yoga, and stretching. Another great workout style we have incorporated is intense, 5-min routines focused on one body part.
- Track. Write down specific accomplishments, such as how many repetitions you did, which weight you were able to use for an exercise, or how long into a workout video you made it, and track your progress. It is very encouraging to see your improvement!
- Push. Don’t give up during a workout, and don’t give up on working out in general! The results are so worth it, though it can be very hard. Also, don’t overtrain. Start slowly without expecting too much of yourself. And please don’t beat yourself up if you miss a day!
- Enjoy. Working out is fun, but it might take some adjusting first to become fun. When I was younger, my parents said I had to exercise for at least 20 minutes a day. I didn’t like it, and only did the bare minimum. Eventually, I came to have fitness goals of my own, which helped me want to work out. Now, I work out for about an hour most days, and I love it! Basically, just find what works for you. That is a trite expression 😉, although in the case it is true!
I’m very grateful that God gave me a healthy body to strengthen and take care of. I hope to be a good steward of all areas of my life! Let me know which tips helped you!
Do you have any workout tips? What kind of workouts do you enjoy?