Obliterate Your Bad Fitness Habits! Start Fresh With These 5 Simple Tips
It’s easy to get stuck in a rut and lose motivation to get back into your daily at-home or gym workout routine. That’s why you need a strategy that will help to reignite the fire!
We all know there are a million reasons to maintain a steady exercise routine and healthy dietary habits. The results are plenty, including enhanced quality of sleep, improved mood, better posture, less stress… the list goes on.
Now that you know the benefits, you can begin using these transformational and motivational tips to develop a fitter, healthier mindset! This shift will transform your weekly fitness habits and keep you fired up for a sustainable lifetime of health and exercise. And if at anytime you need a little boost, GymnasticBodies has an incredible support system that is committed to encouraging you every step of the way!
Tip 1: Don’t Overwhelm Yourself! One Habit at a Time.
It’s easy to feel overrun by all of the fitness advice out there. Don’t worry. Your best plan of action is to choose one, or maybe two, goals at a time and then dial them in. Ingrain them into your routine and wait to add more until your current tasks or goals have become a force of habit.
This will prevent unnecessary stress, ensuring steady improvement and progress towards your goals. In fact, our GB Nutrition Course, Thrive, is a habit-based program, and a great example of how to take it one simple step at a time.
Tip 2: Write A Schedule and Stick To It. No Excuses!
When you’re just getting back into the swing of working out, you should start gently. Write a weekly workout schedule that fits easily into your life. You want to be able to stick to it without question! The best improvements are not seen in just a few weeks or months, either, so be sure you are 100% honest and realistic when creating a plan you hope to commit to.
Remember, the goal of planning your schedule is to help you progress over the long-term, make organization easier, and most importantly, create a habit. Avoid writing a schedule that is going to make you scramble or stress. Don’t feel guilty if all you can muster right now is one workout per week.
Try This: Take a look at your weekly schedule and set aside at least one block of time for exercise. Even if it’s a 20-minute walk around the block or a quick ab workout.
If you’d like some additional guidance here, our Fundamentals Course will start you with just a few gentle minutes of introductory exercises that will help you get back into a fitness routine!
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Tip 3: Don’t Rush Your Progress. Let Consistency Run the Show.
It’s easy to get frustrated when you’re measuring progress in the short-term. Progress takes time which is why consistency is at its core. The GB Online Courses heavily emphasize consistency over anything else. This ties directly into adherence. We keep your weekly training options 100% flexible so your training adjusts to your life.
Remain consistent and the results will follow. Guaranteed.
Think of where you want to be in 6 months, not next week. This long-term mindset will work wonders for your overall progress and keep your habits steady.
Tip 4: When in Doubt, Remind Yourself Why. Then Re-adjust.
We’ve all been in the position where we glance at our day’s task list, see the workout, and sigh. If you find this to be the case, stop yourself now! This is when you need to catch yourself and start changing your own narrative.
Take this moment to reflect on what’s stressing you out. Then remind yourself that you have firmly committed that time to your health and that after your workout session (no matter how short), you will feel much better.
Your brain is tricky and will start to fill you with a million enticing excuses, especially early into the habit-forming stages. Don’t listen to that derailing self-talk; get your workout in instead! If you’re a little tired, tone down the intensity, but don’t skip it. Unless you’re sick or have an emergency, you need to be there.
Lucky for you, there are Courses and exercises you can practice from the comfort of your own home, making it that much easier to motivate and get started! No need to hit the gym when you’ve got all the space you need in your own household.
Tip: A mindfulness practice like meditation can help you to overcome stress or worry that can block your focus, and makes getting to your workout that much easier.
Tip 5: Balance Your Routine and Enjoy What You Do
One of the keys to maintaining motivation and positive workout habits is to enjoy your training. Find exercises, skills, conditioning routines, cardio, or some other workout variant that will keep you motivated.
Take a look at the GB Online Courses and you’ll – no doubt – find an incredible skill or strength move that inspires you to stick with your workouts. Not to mention, once you begin the courses, you will start to feel utterly amazing! The completeness of the GB Curriculum will enhance your range of motion, realign your posture, overhaul your physique, and always keep the exercises interesting and fun!
Smashing bad habits with GymnasticBodies Training tools means maintaining a sustainable, strong, motivated outlook in your fitness routine!