Exercise first thing in the morning, it saves time and boosts your day. Assign an exercise for a day, it helps you schedule for the week. Track your progress, its the best way to stay motivated. Get a workout buddy for company and competition. Reward yourself with things that support your new fitness habit like running shoes, workout clothes or fitness gadgets.
A fitness habit can be a big part of your successful transition to a healthier lifestyle. Creating any new habit can be a little difficult at the start, as it also means breaking other not-so-stellar habits. However, to truly be successful in creating a fitness habit, you should start slowly and ease into it. If you go too fast in the beginning, there are higher chances that you may get burned out too easily.
Tips To Create A Fitness Habit
Here are a few tips that I found very helpful in creating and establishing a healthy fitness habit!
First Things First
It doesn’t matter if you wake up early in the morning or in the evening, depending on your work schedule. Remember to do your exercise, first thing after waking up. If you do this, it helps eliminate the obstacles that are bound to pop-up during the day.
Pick One Exercise
This may sound silly, but just pick one exercise and as soon as you wake up, do it every single day. Let’s say you pick jumping jacks. Every morning as soon as your feet hit the ground, do your jumping jacks for the day.
Each day or week, increase the number that you do. Slowly, start adding other exercises to your schedule. Eventually, this will just become a part of your morning routine like brushing you teeth.
Use A Habit Tracker
A habit tracker can give you a visual of your accomplishment. It will also feel good checking something off of your list, each and every day.
Make New Friends
We can be greatly influenced by those around us and having a new group of friends, who are trying to get healthy and make fitness a habit, can be very helpful. Fitness friends can help push and encourage you throughout your journey.
If you can’t join a group of people near you, try a group of fitness enthusiasts on Facebook.
To keep your motivation up, set milestone goals. Let’s say you consistently engage in your new fitness habit for a week, give yourself a small reward! Make sure that your reward doesn’t involve food. Think of rewards that support your new fitness habit like new running shoes, workout clothes or fitness gadgets.
Have you been trying to create a fitness habit? What has been the biggest obstacle that you have faced?