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Health & Fitness

How to stick to a Fitness Routine

Brooke Lindsay 2/03/2016

Creating a fitness routine that works well for your lifestyle is important. If it were easy, everyone would do it. The trick to getting active and staying healthy is breaking down those mental walls that are keeping you from taking care of yourself. You have plenty of options to choose from when working out, 20 minutes a day will do.

Whether it’s stress, time management, busy family life or low motivation stopping you, it’s important to break down those barriers and start getting active. So here are some tips on breaking down those mental walls and getting active.

No excuses

Never lose focus. Never give up.πŸ”‘ #IWILL @underarmour

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It completely normal to get stuck in a rut. You have a busy day at work or with the kids and you tell yourself “maybe tomorrow”. You’re not alone. Don’t be too hard on yourself, take things slow to start with. Don’t get caught up in the “all or nothing” mentality. Take your health and fitness day by day. Slowly increase the intensity of your workouts and how often you’re working out.

You want to slowly start introducing healthier alternatives in your diet. If you have a bad day, don't be too hard on yourself. Tomorrow is a new day, keep working towards your goals!

Stay motivated

There’s nothing better than working out and developing a healthier lifestyle with someone who will support you. Working together with a partner is more enjoyable and you can encourage each other to do better! Whatever you do, make it fun.

The best way to stay motivated is to change it up. Go to a boxing or dancing class or do a mud run! Change it up so you don’t get bored doing the same old workout routine.

Technology

Use technology to record your victories. When you set and achieve small goals it encourages you to keep going! It can take a long time for others to notice a change in your body and even longer for you to notice a change. This can be discouraging, however, if you have a device to show you that you are achieving your goals, you’ll keep moving forward! Record your achievements and you will start to develop healthy habits.

Becoming overwhelmed is the fastest way to halt your development. Start slow and you'll develop into a stronger, healthier version of yourself as you go. Take it at your own pace and never give up on yourself!


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