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How to Stick with Your Fitness Routine

Helen Bush

It is a proven fact that exercising can make us look and feel better. It can make us happier and healthier. So, why are we not exercising? It should be easy to start and stick to a fitness routine, but so many of us find excuses to quit or never get started at all. Why do we find it so easy to deny ourselves the many benefits of exercising, and how can we overcome the many excuses and reasons we have for avoiding our fitness routines? It may be easier than any of us are thinking. So, it is time to get off the couch and get moving.

Be yourself

There are many different fitness activities out there, and many are just fads that everyone wants to join because they are popular. You need to remember it is your fitness routine. It is up to you to choose an activity that you find enjoyable. If your friends like yoga and you tried it and found it was not for you, then choose something else. You should not pick a fitness routine because it is popular or your friends like it. You want to pick one that interests you and gets you excited. It could be yoga, swimming, running or hiking, but whatever it is, you need to go out there and do it consistently to get the best results.

Take responsibility

It is up to you and only you to stick with your fitness routine. You need to take responsibility for your actions. If you are not getting the results you want from your fitness routine, you should not automatically give up on it but find a way to adapt it to achieve the results you want. It is up to you to keep track of how your fitness routine is working and know when you need to switch it up a bit. It is also up to you to decide if you need help in your routine. You can join a gym, hire a personal trainer or enlist the help of family and friends. It can be easier for some of us to stick to our fitness routine if we have the help of others, and it is up to us to know if we are that type of person.

Get going

It is simple to think about starting a fitness routine, but it can be a whole different story for some of us when it is time to start moving. You need to establish a plan and stick to it. You should have a scheduled time to workout and make sure there are no readily available excuses during this time. Many find that keeping an exercise journal can be helpful. You can keep track of how often and how long you workout, and what types of exercises you did and your progress. It may be easier to see what you have achieved and how hard you have worked if you have it on paper. It can be a great tool for helping us take responsibility of our workouts and keep us on the correct path to our fitness success.

    The best way to be successful in our fitness routines is to just do it. We have to get out there and find something we like and something that will work for us. It can be trial and error in the beginning, but as we continue to go and progress we will be able to find what works or does not work for us. It is our responsibility to find what will be successful for us.

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.