You know that starting a healthy routine can be difficult. For instance, everyone knows that exercising is good but not everyone can do it. Sure, you may think about making exercises as your daily habit but everyone knows starting out isn’t exactly easy. But don’t worry, there are some easy tips and tricks that can help you encouraged to start a healthy routine.
The Initial Steps to Start
First of all, you need to remember that the more consistent you are, the higher chances that it will be a habit. So, if you want to develop a new exercise habit, you need to have the consistency. Only by doing so, you can develop your own habit naturally and without pressure at al.
Here are some practical tips that you can put to a good use:
- Set a specific time. Whether you decide to exercise in the morning, in the afternoon, or in the evening, make sure that you stick to it. Some people like to start off their day with an exercise routine while some prefer doing it after a busy day at work. People have different preferences and like. So, choose a time that you are comfortable with. This stage is important because it gives you a sense of urgency. When you don’t have a specific time to exercise, it is most likely that you are going to put it off –maybe next time or even the next day. You can’t really develop a habit if you don’t start.
- Set a self-reminder. You are surrounded by technologies, so make use of them. Use the alarm to wake you up in the morning. If you prefer exercising after working hours, set a reminder. Use your agenda or electronic reminder. As soon as the reminder sets off, immediately start your routine. Don’t postpone.
- Start small. Remember that start big won’t get you anywhere. In fact, when you start big and your body isn’t used to the condition, bigger chances that it will only lead to a burnout. Once you are hit with a burnout, there is no escaping – you won’t be able to develop your own healthy routine. There’s no need to be ambitious. Light up and start small. Enjoy the initial process. You can spend a good 20 minutes walking around the block, admiring the view. If you want to join a membership, start out by trying different machines.
- Progress slowly but sure. When you are used to the routine, you can develop further. Your body knows when it is the right time to increase the intensity and the amount. Wait for around 2 weeks after your initial routine to increase the amount or the intensity. Choose one, either you increase the amount or the intensity. When you are comfortable with yourself, add it again and again.
- Alternate the exercise. Sure, you love swimming so much but doing swimming alone can be boring. Consider trying something new. A yoga class? A body combat session? A fun Zumba class? Make sure that you enjoy them all so exercising won’t feel like a burden to you.