5 Tips to Keep You Working Out Regularly
The ability to stick to your fitness routine is what makes or breaks your success. And learning how to optimize it will get you better results. Every day, you have to commit to whatever it takes to make progress. Having a hard time getting into a lasting routine? The FizzUp trainer is here to help you start and keep working out come what may so that you’re bound to reach your goals.
TIP #1 TO KEEP YOU WORKING OUT REGULARLY: KNOW THE IMPORTANCE OF PLANNING
Ever heard the sayings, “a goal without a plan is just a wish” and “failing to plan is planning to fail”? They’re not too far from the truth. To stick to your fitness commitments, planning out what you’re going to do and how you’re going to do it is vital.
Establishing a solid workout routine will make it a lasting part of your everyday life. This turns it into a habit that’s a must for your overall wellness. Your subconscious can take care of everything so that you don’t even have to think about it. Otherwise, it’s a lot harder to get into healthy habits for the long term. It’s kind of like buckling your seatbelt when you get into a car. It’s an action that eventually becomes automatic.
FizzUp trainer’s tip: Carve out a timeslot in your schedule that’s dedicated to your FizzUp workout and think of it as well-deserved “me time.” Write down your workouts in your planner or on your calendar just like you would for an important appointment. Set recurring alarms on your smartphone, prep your workout clothes ahead of time and pack your duffle bag the night before. Do anything you need to remind yourself to work out. You can use everyday actions to turn exercise into a habit and make it a permanent part of your lifestyle.
TIP #2 TO KEEP YOU WORKING OUT REGULARLY: KEEP YOUR WORKOUT ROUTINE INTERESTING
If you’re having trouble committing to your workout routine because you think it’s boring, add some more variety! You’re more likely to stick to your program if you think it’s fun and satisfying instead of a burden. This will keep you working out regularly. Everyone wants to improve their health and fitness. The key is knowing how to get into a routine that enables you to improve over time.
FizzUp trainer’s tip: Figure out what your favorite physical activities are and combine them with the activities you choose to reach your ultimate fitness goals. Then decide when you can do your FizzUp workouts without any distractions so that you’ll stay focused. You can even plan out a variety of activities to do on specific days of the week. With that in mind, FizzUp Challenges* and Focus programs* will always keep you interested in exercise.
FizzUp gives you over 200 exercises that use just your body weight or equipment to satisfy your fitness goals. No need to rethink your routine every week! You’ve got everything you need to spice up your workout how you want, when you want!
TIP #3 TO KEEP YOU WORKING OUT REGULARLY: PROGRESS IS KEY
You can’t expect to do a marathon the first day you take up running or climb Mount Everest without the right preparation. For instance, during your first run or hike, maybe you could only go a couple of miles, but after that, you’ll keep training for a few more months or years until the day comes when you run that marathon or climb that mountain. In this context, if you go to extremes from the very beginning without thinking about where you’re coming from or where you want to go, there’s little chance that you’ll keep working out regularly. You’re likely to quit because the goal that you want to accomplish leaves you feeling fed up and hopeless.
FizzUp trainer’s tip: Reaching a goal is what guides you in your routine, and in order to do that, you have to make progress one step at a time. The best routine is one you’re able to stick to over time, which is why regularity is so important. But starting an extreme workout routine won’t help. To keep making progress, you have to think ahead and gradually increase the length and intensity of your workouts with a personalized program, even if you only progress by 1% every workout. If you think about it, you’ll progress by over 100% over the course of a year! FizzUp has designed an efficient program that’s based on your starting fitness level to help you make progress with exercises that are right for you.
To track your progress, try recording your improvements with FizzUp and all the physical activities you do in a fitness journal. Your FizzUp app tracks all your workout stats and shows you your progress report at the end of every level. Just go to your profile and tap “Levels.”
TIP #4 TO KEEP YOU WORKING OUT REGULARLY: HAVE A CONCRETE GOAL
Motivation is a resource that fades over time, so diligence is critical. Knowing all the right stepping stones involved in reaching your ultimate goal will set you up for fitness success.
Why do you brush your teeth in the morning? Just because that’s what people do? No, it’s because you want healthy teeth and fresh breath. Why do you want to start an effective workout routine? Is it because you want to lose 10 lb or run a faster marathon? Why do you want to lose weight? So that you can fit into a certain pair of jeans or just to get in better shape? You’re guaranteed to keep working out regularly if you know exactly what your goals and expectations are.
FizzUp trainer’s tip: Set realistic long-term goals for yourself that create positive changes in your lifestyle. Then, all you have to do is set your subgoals that go with them. For instance, if you want to lose 10 lb (a long-term goal), your subgoals could be to lose 1 lb a month and eat more vegetables. If you want to run a 10K marathon in 45 minutes, a subgoal could be to knock off 1 minute every week of training.
With a concrete goal and well-defined milestones to achieve, it’s much easier to get into habits that will support your long-term goals. That way, you can fine-tune your action plan and workout routine based on your needs and the progress you’ve already made.
TIP #5 TO KEEP YOU WORKING OUT REGULARLY: GET HELP!
You’d be wrong to think that for everything you do in life, you have to do it alone, even when it comes to fitness. Tell your friends and family about your goals or anyone else who can see how much progress you’ve made. They’ll understand why your goals are so important to you. Use their extra support as an added boost toward reaching your goal.
FizzUp trainer’s tip: When your motivation starts to take a hit, grab a workout partner to keep you on the right track. Doing your FizzUp workout with your spouse, a family member or your friends encourages you to stick to your fitness commitments and makes your workouts even more fun.
THE ONLY WAY TO KEEP WORKING OUT REGULARLY IS…
The only way to keep working out regularly is… turning your workout into a habit! When it’s a subconscious part of your lifestyle, you don’t even have to think about it. It becomes a need rather than a burden in no time. Remember that exercise is a constant process that changes your body for the better. Having this more realistic perspective turns it into a positive experience in your mind and ups your likelihood of sticking to your routine.
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