Nutrition and Training routines are the most important keystone habits to improve your life in so many ways.
Training has a cascade effect that makes everything in your life better. When you train your body releases endorphins. These endorphins improve your mood and happiness. Happier people have more confidence and confidence leads to better life opportunities. Training also helps you sleep better and better sleep improves everything in life.
We can go on forever but I think you get the point. It all starts with a workout routine and commitment.
In this article, we go over how to create a workout routine that works for you.
Commit to a schedule
If you want to see real change in your life, you need to commit to a fitness routine and follow it strictly. This means setting a specific day and time for your workouts and sticking to it.
It’s best to use the morning hours for your workouts. These precious hours are the only time during the day that you have complete control over. There is no one calling or emailing you. Most people are still sound asleep.
We recommend getting your workout out of the way in the AM. That is because many things can pop up during the day that can prevent you from working out. A stressful day can leave you too tired to make it to the gym. Don’t give yourself any excuses to not work out. Get it done in the morning.
When you do, you have the added benefit of attacking your day with extra energy and confidence knowing you got your exercise out of the way.
Track Your Progress
One of the best ways to stay motivated when developing a fitness routine is to track your progress. This means taking measurements (weight, body fat %, etc.), pics, and journaling your workouts.
When you can physically see and track your progress, it will help you stay on track and motivated. You may not see results every day or even every week, but if you stick with it, you will see changes over time.
Use a calendar to mark an X for each day you complete your workout. At the end of each month, it will feel great to look back and see how many workout sessions you completed. This will keep you motivated to continue with your workout regime.
A fitness routine can be hard work, especially in the beginning. It’s important to reward yourself for all your hard work. This means giving yourself a pat on the back for completing your workouts, eating healthy meals, and staying on track.
The best rewards are those that don’t sabotage your fitness goals. So, no junk food rewards! Instead, try workout clothes, a new fitness gadget, or even a weekend away at a fitness retreat.
Find an Accountability Partner
One of the best ways to stay on track with your fitness routine is to find an accountability partner. This is someone who will be there to support you and help keep you on track.
Your accountability partner can be a friend, family member, or coworker. They don’t have to be fitness experts, but they should be supportive and encouraging.
When you have someone to report to, it makes it easier to follow through with your workouts. And, if you do fall off track, your accountability partner can help get you back on track.
Schedule regular check-ins with your partner to see how you’re doing and offer words of encouragement. This will help keep you both motivated and accountable.
When you develop a fitness routine and stick to it, you will change your life for the better. You will have more energy, better sleep, improved moods, and many other benefits. Make sure to track your progress and reward yourself along the way to help keep you motivated!