In this post I want to identify some useful tips to bring consistency back into your training routine to avoid an exercise slump.
Follow the below five steps to help you prioritise your holistic health and wellbeing and achieve a consistent training routine.
“If you’re trying to get healthy from a place of dislike, every action you take to create that ‘loveable’ body will probably feel like punishment.”
Here we go....
1. Set Goals
Be clear about your unique individual goals and create objectives that are measurable, realistic and achievable. This will look different for everyone. Your goal could be 30 minutes of activity or movement per day, or even a step goal. Desk workers should aim for 5000-6000 daily steps, and someone with an active role should aim for over 10,000 steps. Alternatively, your goal could be about your sleep hygiene, with a focus on your routine in the lead up to sleeping and setting a regular bed time to allow for 7-8 hours of sleep.
2. Invest in yourself
Make a conscious decision to invest in yourself. The number one excuse for not exercising is a lack of time, but realistically, we always have time for things that are important. It is up to you to determine how much you value your health and wellbeing and to prioritise it enough to invest in yourself.
3. Build daily habits
Find daily habits and systems that support your mental and physical health. The habits that work for your friends or colleagues may be different to what works for you. It is one thing to have a goal identified, however, if there is no foundation or system in place to reach that goal, you are likely to fall off the wagon.
4. Have a team or support network
Motivation comes and goes, which is why we cannot always rely on it. Having supportive friends or a coach to keep you accountable on your wellness journey will help when motivation is lacking and we need to find determination instead.
5. Have fun
Lastly, but possibly most importantly, is to engage in exercise that you actually enjoy. If you are forcing yourself to attend a style of training that doesn’t excite you, you’re more likely to let it drop lower on the priority list. To build a healthy relationship with exercise you need to enjoy your chosen workout regardless of whether you run, attend one-on-one coaching sessions, swim or join our ArkWellness classes.