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6 Ways to Make Working Out a Habit

You are unique and so is your body! Before starting any new health routine, always be sure to talk with your doctor to make sure it is right for your needs.

A lot of people are looking to get into a workout routine and make exercise a consistent part of their lives. But if New Year Resolutions tell us anything, it’s that creating a workout habit that sticks is tough!

Here are some recommendations on how to make working out a habit.

  1. Start Small
    Rome wasn’t built in a day and habits start as one small choice that you repeat again and again over time. In the long run, you are much more likely to find and stick to an exercise routine that feels attainable. So start small and build from there!
  2. Do Something Everyday

No matter how much or how little, move your body everyday. When you are in the habit of exercising daily, over time you will rely less and less on motivation. And as your exercise streak gets longer, soon you’ll find that you don’t want to miss a day! Whether it’s a simple set of exercises (like push ups or squats) right after you get out of bed in the morning or a 10-minute walk around your neighborhood after dinner, begin to condition your mindset to move each and every day!

  1. Set a Time
    Are you a morning person or a night owl? What are the predictable windows of time in your calendar that you could schedule your workouts? When do you have the most energy in your day? You know yourself best, so set yourself up for success. If you know you like to hit the snooze button, that 5:30 a.m. gym class may not be for you. Putting your workouts on your schedule for a set time will help you remember and fully commit to sticking with it!
  2. Lay Out Your Clothes the Night Before
    Before you go to bed, remember to lay out all the things you will need for your workout. This not only saves you time the next day, it begins the process of mentally preparing you for your commitment.
  3. Make It Enjoyable
    What is an activity that you enjoy? Do you like to take walks, do yoga, dance, play basketball? What is your favorite TV show? Could you walk and listen to your favorite podcast? When you associate an activity with pain or discomfort, you are less likely to do it. But when you associate it with having fun, you are more likely to follow through! So find a favorite workout you can do – and better yet, pair it with another non-exercise activity you enjoy!
  4. Just Get Started
    Instead of telling yourself how long you have to workout, just get your workout gear on and get started. Sometimes getting started is the hardest part, and once you clear that mindset hurdle, you find that you end up enjoying the workout and putting in much more effort than you would have expected!

Let Us Help You Embrace the Journey

At Baer-Fit, our certified trainers work closely with you to understand your unique fitness goals and design customized workout and meal plans to get you there. Not only do we provide you with the roadmap to get you where you want to go, but we are with you each step of the way, holding you accountable and celebrating all the milestones. 

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