How To Make Fitness A Habit? 

Fitness is become more important than before in today’s world. Our lifestyles have made us sluggish and strapped to desks and there is hardly any time for physical activity. 

People now have realized the importance of being physically fit and have started working out to burn off the pesky calories.

People who religiously workout in a gym find it easier to stick to their workout plans. However, if you are a beginner, you may find it a little difficult at first to make fitness a regular habit. 

First thing to do is to stop thinking of it as a punishment for putting on some extra weight or having too less stamina. Take it as a motivation. Look at it as something that will enhance you. When you think of it in that way, you will look forward to it instead of dreading it. 

Get rid of excuses. If your mornings are busy, take some time out in the evenings. If you need daily reminders, set a snooze alarm on your mobile. If you tend to skip workout at home because being at home just makes you lazy, get up and join a gym. 

Make yourself comfortable. Buy the proper equipment that you need. 

Give your routine time to sink in. If your confidence dips and you feel like quitting – try again tomorrow till you get used to it. 

Identify which exercise routine is best for you. 

  • Do you like to workout in a group or individually with a trainer? 
  • Do you want to go to a gym or workout at home? 
  • Do you like lifting or cycling or zumba? 

When you start your exercise regime, make sure you set achievable goals. Do not start with a very high benchmark. 

Gradually increase your workouts. Your body will give out signals when it is tired. Do not push it more than required. 

Keep a track of your performances and aim to beat your own records. Do not compare yourself to others. 

Sometimes, setting yourself a challenge can help lose yourself into a habit. For example, set a 30 day challenge for running 2 kms daily and soon you will be able to run for 2 kms with ease. Or participate in an occasional marathon and challenge yourself to make it to the finish line. 

If you find it difficult to balance your work and exercise then give it some flexibility. Choose a gym near your place or walk to nearby places or place your treadmill infront of your TV and exercise while you watch your favorite shows. If performing one full 30 min workout is difficult, fit in three 10 min workouts. 

Sometimes, following the same exercise pattern can get boring. Include a variety in your workout or put a spin on your normal exercise. If you skip daily, try a variety in it like one legged skips, skip side hops or cross skipping. 

Alternate between different exercises in a week. Like running, swimming, cycling or yoga. 

Don’t worry if you miss out a day in between. Make up for it in the next few days. 

Always remember to have a proper diet and drink lots of water!! 

Happy exercising folks!! Let’s burn some calories!! 😊 

Note:This article is written as a part of Gympik Fit-A-Thon contest and should not be repurposed, republished or used otherwise. The content herein is owned by the blogger. Gympik is not responsible for any kind of infringement caused.

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