A sustainable fitness routine is one that you can stick with. It’s not about making grand changes to your life, but rather small tweaks here and there that will make it easier for you to keep up with your goals over time. In this post, we’ll walk through some of our favorite ways to create this kind of sustainable fitness routine.
Set clear and specific goals
Set goals that are measurable. It’s important to set a goal that can be measured, so that you can track your progress and know when you have achieved it. We call these SMART Goals. Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Time Based. Setting a goal of, “I want to lose weight and feel better” isn’t as good as, “I want to lose 5lbs in 30 days.” Get very specific and this will help you achieve the goal easier.
Find activities that you enjoy
Exercise should be something that you look forward to, not a chore. Sometimes you just have to find something that you enjoy and that makes you feel good about yourself. Try out different classes or programs. Try a new sport and if you stick with it and are consistent you can see some amazing results.
Make time for yourself
Whether you’re a workaholic or just really busy, it’s important to prioritize yourself and your health. After all, how can you be at your best when you don’t take time out for yourself?
Take advantage of the weekends or holidays by setting time aside for you. Schedule your fitness within your days or weeks and make it routine. Be Consistent and enjoy the process.
Find a buddy to share the experience
Having a buddy is one of the best ways to ensure that you stick with your new workout routine. Having someone else there who shares your goals and is invested in helping you reach them can be incredibly motivating when it comes time to get out of bed or hit the gym. You’re both working toward a common goal, which means that neither one of you has an excuse for not going to those early morning group classes.
Celebrate your wins
Celebrate your wins. Any progress is progress no matter how big or small. Beating yourself up for not meeting your overall goal is counterproductive. Especially when you have made progress towards that goal! Celebrate the small victories and along the way you will see tremendous change. Life is about taking small steps forward and back and as we go after a few months or years we can then look back and see how far we have come!
A sustainable fitness routine is one that you can stick with.
Set goals. There’s no point in starting a routine if you don’t know what you want to achieve from it. Setting goals is important for any kind of change, because it helps keep you focused on the end goal and prevents burnout. Want to lose 20 pounds? Get stronger? Run your first marathon? Write down all your goals, then try to break them down into smaller steps so they seem more manageable and less daunting.
Find activities that fit into your lifestyle and interest level. If running isn’t really your thing but you love dancing and Zumba classes, try looking up local dance studios instead of gyms or health clubs where running might be emphasized over other types of exercise activity (as well as socializing). Remember: You’re doing this so that it feels good—not just so that it makes sense on paper!
Make time for yourself every day—and don’t compromise this for anyone else’s schedule! It’s easy for other people’s priorities (even if they’re family) to come before yours when setting aside time for yourself each day; this will help ensure that doesn’t happen too often by taking care not only about how much time but also where those minutes come from during each week so that nothing gets pushed out by someone else who might want something more important done first.”
If you want to stick with a fitness routine, it’s essential that you find activities that you enjoy. The best way to create a sustainable fitness routine is by setting clear goals and sticking with them. But don’t feel like this is all up to you! Find someone who will help keep you motivated and celebrate those successes together. If you need some assistance, we got you covered! Schedule some time to chat with us and we can help guide you the rest of the way!