It happens to all of us. We make New Year’s Resolutions and before the first quarter ends, we fall off. Since taking a girl’s trip, I haven’t had the chance to have a consistent gym schedule. The holidays, personal travels and family obligations were my excuses, but I’ve found time to get back into my routine. If you’ve been slacking with your fitness goals, here are seven ways to start working out again.
Visit fitness related blogs online, look at old pictures or even create a vision board. There are tons of places to get the motivation to start working out again. Use these references for setting realistic goals you want to achieve.
Create a Schedule
After setting your goals, start to create a schedule. Do you want to workout every day or a few times a week? Are you focusing on cardio or do you want to incorporate strength training? The more consistent you are with your schedule, the easier it becomes. You can also log workouts to track your progress.
Prepare Your Gym Bag
Make sure all of your essentials are put in your gym bag and keep it in an area where you won’t forget it. Since I workout in the evenings, I like to keep my gym bag around the same area my coat or handbag is. Looking for some new workout gear for your gym bag? Check out AdoreMe’s new activewear line.
Get a Workout Buddy
Having a gym or workout buddy isn’t necessary, but it helps to have an “accountability partner” when you start working out again. A gym buddy can help with your reps as well as motivate you when you’re not in the mood to work out.
Join a Challenge
There are TONS of challenges to join at work, on social media or with friends that you can join or start. Popular ones include abs, squats, push-ups, running and more. Check out our Pinterest page as we share health and fitness tips.
Do Home Workouts
If the gym is not your thing or you need to save some money, consider working out at home. If you decide to make a schedule for home workouts, make sure it is consistent too.
Do Something Different
Have you shed pounds easily initially and then get stagnate with your weight loss? Doing the same types of workouts will cause your body to burn less energy after a while. If you’ve been running on the treadmill for cardio, try doing laps in the pool. Go on discount sites like Groupon to take group classes like yoga, kickboxing, Zumba class or even pole dancing. Switching up your workouts every once in a while isn’t a bad idea.
What are some other ways to get back to your fitness regimen?