Consistent Exercise: How to Keep the Habit

We all know proper fitness is essential to having a holistic lifestyle. Not only does healthy living help your body in the physical sense, it also does wonders for one’s self-esteem. The best part is, you don’t even have to be a super athletic person to practice consistent exercise. Our post will cover all things necessary to keep the habit, day in and day out.

Consistent exercise starts now.

You heard us. Now. As in now, now. There’s no more waiting for Monday. A consistent exercise habit requires the proper mindset and starts with a desire for change. So, get ready. We’re going to do this. Moreover, it’s time to tell your mind that there will be no more snoozing.

Likewise, there’s a saying, it goes, the only bad workout is the one that didn’t happen. Take those words to heart and use them as motivation for your endeavors. It takes approximately 21 repetitions of an action to form a habit. Be intentional until working out runs its course, and feels natural to your everyday lifestyle.

What does it consist of?

For a beginner, a routine that works the entire body, with a focus on light cardio, is best. You will want to research more in-depth explanations of routines, as there are many resources online for your fitness journey. Begin by setting small goals for yourself. Maybe your first goal can be to complete a 5K by the next month. By setting attainable goals for yourself, you will find yourself filled with a sense of accomplishment after your goal is completed, thus motivating you to continue the fit lifestyle.

Now that you’ve got an idea of what it consists of, let’s get into how to stick to your new fitness routine

Eat foods that will fuel your routine, not slow it down.

There is nothing worse than doing your first fitness routine, and following it up with a greasy bucket of fried chicken. If you want to be serious and keep a consistent exercise regimen, you’ll need to be conscious about your intake. Avoid things that are processed, or excessive in fat. Rely on fruits and vegetables, as well as high-quality proteins to give you the boost you need to keep fit.

For your pre-workout, think of things like whole wheat toast with almond butter and banana slices. Also, after your sweat session, try grilled chicken and steamed veggies. These types of foods will provide the nutrients you need to keep your exercising habit.

Have a workout buddy.

Additionally, nothing says accountability like a second, or third, set of eyes. Having a good friend workout with you also adds to the enjoyability of the process. Schedule steady times for both of you to exercise, and add encouragement when succeeding. Remember, it’s not about perfect, it’s about effort. Give it you’re all and let your workout buddy join in the enthusiasm.

Are you ready to keep this habit?

By now, you should be all geared up to go. Anyone can keep a consistent exercise routine, even if they are not used to the athletic lifestyle. Lastly, we hope you’ve enjoyed this how to, and we look forward to sharing in your success.

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