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12
Nov

2013

How to Restart Your Fitness Routine

Helen Bush

Once you get into the habit of going to the gym to exercise it becomes easier to stick to your fitness routine. The best way to maintain any routine is to be consistent. You have to keep going until it has become instinct. You should not have to force yourself to go to the gym, and it should become second nature to you. If you are on a break from your fitness routine, it can be more difficult to get started again, so we have gathered a few ideas to help you restart your fitness routine.

 

  1. Do not stop. Of course, the easiest way is stated above. Never stop, and you will find yourself easily going to the gym to exercise. You do not dread it but view it as just another part of your daily schedule. However, for many of us this tip may have come a little too late.
  2. Enjoy your routines. If you view your routine as nothing but being another boring workout then you are giving yourself an extra excuse to quit. You need to find something fun for you. If you look forward to working out then you will remain consistent. Also remember to start small. If you challenge yourself too much in the beginning, you will fail. You should always try to keep your routines and goals within reach.
  3. Make it a routine. Try to exercise at the same time and place each time you work out. This will help you to automatically know it is time to grab your gear and head to the gym, and you will notice yourself heading out the door without even thinking about it in no time. When you workout at random times it may become harder to make it a habit.
  4. Measure the healthy benefits. When you only look at weight, the numbers can be deceiving. Exercising is about more than weight loss. It is about being healthy, so you should look at more than the scale to keep you motivated. Did you workout longer than last time, lift more weight, or do more reps? It is all important, especially in order to keep you going.

 

Fitness is an important part of our lives, but we can find it difficult to maintain an active and healthy lifestyle. The best way to stay on track is to be consistent and stay motivated. We need to get in the habit of exercising a little everyday. It can be hard to stay fit and healthy, but our bodies will thank us in the long run if we do.

 

 

Helen Bush
Helen Bush is a self employed fitness writer who works with many health and fitness blogs. At a young age she discovered her passion for fitness and encouraging others. Helen enjoys being active and loves working out. In her middle and high school years she played an active part in her school basketball teams. Now she loves to study and participate in dance to help her stay active and fit. Her main goal is to help motivate others and push them to reach their fitness goals.