Tips on how to stick to your workout routine
Going to the gym regularly makes you feel good. It boosts your confidence and self-esteem because you can tell that you’re getting stronger and healthier, and because you fulfill promises to yourself.
The problem is that some days you just don’t feel like doing exercise. It’s just so easy to start skipping sessions at the gym until you stop going altogether. Here are some tips on how to make sure you stick to your workout routine.
1. Set specific goals
Well-defined, realistic, and short term—that’s the type of goal you want to set for yourself. Whether it’s losing 2 kilos in a month, being able to run 5 kilometers, or being able to do 25 pull-ups, achieving your objectives motivates you to stick to your workout routine. Just remember to always set new ones afterwards.
2. Plan your workout week
This may seem obvious, but planning out your fitness sessions is really important. For some people, the best time to work out is early in the morning, because it makes them feel charged for the rest of the day. Others like to cap off a long day with a good workout because it helps them wind down and sleep well afterwards. Whatever time you choose, it should easily fit into your schedule for it to become a routine naturally.
3. Learn new exercises
Going to the gym should be fun, but if you always do the same thing, well, it can get monotonous. Change it up a little by signing up to group fitness classes, or by trying out new exercises. The Basic-Fit app and our virtual coach will offer you a variety of ways to work out. With a full repertoire of exercises to do, you’ll never get bored!
4. Get new gear from time to time
We all like a new pair of running shoes. It gives things an extra kick. The same goes for some nice new sweatpants or sweatshirts; it makes things more interesting. Getting hot new gym clothes from time to time will compel you to make sure they get used!
5. Go to the gym with a friend
The easiest way to make yourself go to the gym regularly when you really don’t feel like it, is to have someone else counting on you. The two of you become a team, and the last thing you want to do is let down a teammate!
Remember that if you’re a premium Basic-Fit member, you can take someone with you for free. Just sign into your account, select “friend” from the MyBasic-Fit menu and add them to your list. You’ll receive an email with a QR-code for one free pass.
So there you have it. If you follow these tips, you’ll see how sticking to your workout routine and reaching your goals is something you’re capable of doing!