It happens to the best of us! You suddenly realize that you haven’t worked out in ages and you’re not feeling as good as you used to. You want to get back into your routine but you’re struggling to get started. I’ve got some tips tips on how to get back to your workout routine.
Get Back To Your Workout Routine With These Easy Steps
You can’t deny that working out just makes you feel better. That rush of endorphins is addictive. So why is it so easy to fall out of your routine? Why is it so hard to get started again? The thing about exercise is that it creates some discomfort while you’re doing it and generally most people like to avoid discomfort. But think about all the amazing things that working out does for you. The endorphin rush, the confidence you feel when your body is in shape, less body aches and better energy!
Here are some tips to get you back into the game!
Commit to a 30 day challenge.
Whether it’s an organized challenge or just one you set out for yourself, commit to 30 days. By committing to a set amount of time you eliminate the fear of a long term commitment but quite often, after 30 days, your new routine has become a habit that you don’t want to give up.
Sign up for classes at a boutique studio.
Instead of paying a monthly fee at a gym and maybe, or maybe not, showing up for your workouts pre-commit to classes at your favourite studio. When you know that you’re paying for a particular class whether you show up or not, chances are you’re going to show up. Also when you’re doing a class in a small boutique studio you know everyone will notice if you skip out early so you’re more likely to stay for the whole workout.
Write down how you feel after your workout.
Get yourself to that first workout and then right after write down how great you feel. Include a lot of detail as if you were trying to sell it to someone. The next time you’re having a problem with motivating yourself to go to your workout, read your notes. Most likely this will be enough motivation to get you out the door.
Find an instructor you love.
If you love your instructor you’re going to be more excited about getting to your workout. Find someone who teaches an awesome class and motivates you the way you like to be motivated. Like to be yelled at? Find an instructor who teaches like that. Maybe you like an instructor who gently encourages you. Or maybe you like an instructor with great taste in music. Or maybe you just like a bit of eye candy. Whatever works for you, there’s an instructor out there who will fit the bill 😊
We all love rewards so why not use this as motivation. You could reward yourself with new workout gear, or by starting an after class coffee ritual with your fellow workout buddies. By associating something you enjoy with your workout you’ll be less likely to skip the workout.
Find some friends who also want to workout and make a pact to commit to working out together. As human beings we typically don’t like to let other people down so if you have buddies who are expecting you you’ll be less likely to skip out.
You Can Do It!
It’s hard to get back into a fitness routine, especially if it’s been a while but you can absolutely do it! Think of the benefits and how great you’re going to feel (and look) and get your butt back into it!