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Since last March, the gyms have been closed on and off all year- and many people have had to turn to focus on ways of staying fit at home, whether that’s a home workout or going for regular runs.
I didn’t start working out until the start of lockdown– and I’ve had stages where I’ve been more motivated to workout than others. I’ve really enjoyed getting into exercise a bit more, and staying healthy has helped me have something mentally and physically positive to do during the long months of lockdown.
However, if you’re a big fitness novice like me- it can be so hard to keep up a regular routine. Life gets in the way, and pushing yourself to exercise can sometimes take a lot of effort!
Below, I’ve come up with 4 ways to keep up your regular fitness routine. Whether you like running, or doing a basic workout- check out my tips and stick to your fitness routine.
Choose a time- and stick to it
Do you struggle to workout when your kids are around? Or maybe you work full-time and can’t workout during the day? Everyone has their own responsibilities and time constraints- and working out can fall to the bottom of the list on a busy day.
However, if it’s something you want to push yourself to do regularly, you need to choose a time to workout- and stick to it. That could be a twenty minute basic workout before tea (which is what I try to do) or a run around the block three times a week. Whatever it is you want to do, it’s important to choose your time and stick to it as much as possible.
Keep it simple
There’s no point coming up with an elaborate workout routine that you know you won’t stick to, and I’ve found that just having a short list of a few simple exercises or stretches that I want to do each day means that I regularly stick to my routine, without feeling like I have to put in lots of effort.
Create a little routine for yourself, and make sure you have the basic equipment if you need it. For example, DN Fitness offer adjustable dumbbells, saving you space and time when creating a basic home workout. They also offer different packages to suit your specific needs, and creating the workout that’s right for you is so important to keeping it up each and everyday.
Don’t take super long breaks
Unless there’s something going on in your life, or you have a reason other than a lack of motivation- I think it’s a good idea to try and avoid super long breaks from working out when you’re trying to keep up your fitness routine.
I made this mistake in the summer, as I would visit my boyfriend for a few days at a time- and so take a break from my workout- but then I found it so much harder to get back into it! Try your best to stick to your fitness routine at least every other day- and try not to take a break for too long unless you need to.
You’re not going to be able to keep up any kind of routine if you don’t enjoy it! I stick to a basic workout that only takes twenty minutes to half an hour, as it means I’m sticking to a regular routine without exerting too much effort. I’ve never been a big fan of exercise, so this short workout works for me- it keeps me busy but it’s also a fun break from working at a screen.
Choose an activity that you’re going to enjoy and it’ll be so much easier to keep up your fitness routine.
How do you keep up with your fitness routine? Do you like doing a workout? What’s your favourite fitness routine?
Let me know all your thoughts in the comments below 🙂
Happy reading x