In my second #healthbomb episode, I’m sharing with you my tips and tricks on how to stay on track with your fitness goals. It’s actually much simpler than you may think!
I have to admit since I’m working and traveling on the road it has been a bigger challenge for me to really stay consistent with my workout routine and to eat healthily.
It doesn’t matter if you’re traveling a lot like me or follow a super busy schedule everyday at work or try to balance work and family everything at once. Phew, we are all busy, right? We are all facing the same challenges.
Life happens and sometimes we struggle to stay on track, eat healthily, and really take good care of ourselves.
The thing is, we are all human and that’s ok. It’s ok to make mistakes, to not – always – follow through your workout routine and to order the piece of pizza instead of the salad.
The key is to get back on track, start over again and to focus on how far you’ve come instead of beating yourself up.
Forgive yourself and be kind to yourself. You are doing the best you can!
To help you get started and to make it easier for you to stay consistent, I’m sharing my personal tips and tricks on how to reach your fitness goals and on how to keep on doing those workouts even if life gets busy:
1. If It’s Not Scheduled, It’s Not Real
Every Sunday sit down with your agenda, go through your meetings of the upcoming week and schedule your own workout appointments. Write them down! To make them even more visual, mark them with a special color so they stick out.
Get a workout buddy, share your workout days with him or her and hold each other accountable.
This is a game changer! Once it is written down and said out loud, it’s much more difficult to fall out of your routine and skip another workout.
2. Be As Precise As Possible And Plan Ahead
We human beings are busy and lazy. After a stressful day, you don’t want to think about what kind of workout, which exercises and how many reps you’re going to do. If at all, you just want to do it, right?
When you sit down to schedule your workouts for the week on Sunday, plan ahead and also think about what kind of workouts you’re going to do, which exercises, how many reps. Where are you going to train? Write it down and be as precise as possible!
This way it’s much easier to stick to your workout routine.
3. Mix It Up
It’s super important to keep things interesting.
If you’re always doing the same kind of workouts, you’ll definitely get bored and lose interest. Plus, in order for you to get stronger, you need to increase the intensity from time to time as well.
The good thing with high-intensity interval training, you can always vary the intensity and mix up the exercises. Make sure that you always balance out upper and lower body exercises.
4. Track Your Progress
Get yourself a nice little exercise booklet and track your workouts.
Track the time and date. How long did it take you to finish the workout? How many reps did you do each round? Which exercises were you doing?
This way you can compete against yourself the next time you’re doing the same workout again. This is a great motivational tool and helps you to track your progress.
5. Reward Yourself
If you’ve managed to follow your own workout schedule for one full week – hey, that’s already something. Be proud of yourself!
This is a reason to celebrate! Most of the times we focus on the things we didn’t do, tasks we’re not good at or what we didn’t manage to do, but rarely on the things or tasks we actually did well.
I give you permission to celebrate yourself each week:)
Treat yourself with a glass of wine, cook something delicious or reward yourself with a nice new workout gear. Whatever it is, make sure you celebrate your little wins. This way, step by step, you’ll achieve your big goals.
You can also watch a video detailing these tips below.
I’d love to hear your thoughts! Do you struggle to be consistent and to stay on track as well? Any strategies on how to overcome those moments? Please share it with us in the comments below!