Sticking to New Fitness Habits
Are you guilty of trying a workout routine only to abandon them after a few weeks? It’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of starting a fitness journey, especially if you’re imagining your final results.
How to stick to new fitness habits
What’s difficult is committing to the daily habits necessary for you to actually see those changes in real life.
Your body won’t transform in a day. However, we can help you make new fitness habits stick. Here are five tips to keep in mind as you reach your fitness goals and start new fitness habits.
1. Stick to Nutrients and Supplements
The first and most important tip is to make sure you put the best possible fuel into your body. Make sure you get protein, enough carbs to keep you going, and some sugars from whole foods rather than desserts.
Getting the energy to stick to new fitness routines can be difficult. Luckily, there are easy solutions like using kratom for energy during the day or melatonin to help you have a restful night’s sleep.
2. Water Is Key
It is recommended that the average person should drink roughly 3 to 4 liters of water a day to stay healthy (and a little extra on exercise days). Drinking enough water will help your cardio, as well as prevent painful cramps.
A good way to stick to this rule is by keeping a large cup or water bottle with you all the time. Setting a goal in the morning of drinking a full two or three bottles before the evening is helpful too!
3. Wake Up Early
One very easy step to helping yourself get fit is by adding time to your day. Even though your wake-up time isn’t directly correlated with exercise, it will improve your sleep schedule and give your more time each day for workouts.
By waking up just an hour earlier than you normally do, you’ll have extra time to exercise that morning or to get work done, so you have time that evening to work out.
4. Don’t Stop During Cardio
If you are on the treadmill and feel like it’s too much, don’t take a break. It is much harder to get going again if you completely stop moving. If you can, it is easier to so slow down by walking instead of running until you feel like you can get back to the run.
Giving yourself a break while keeping the motion going, even if it is painfully slow, will help your body develop endurance. The next time you exercise, you’ll be able to do it stronger and go farther.
5. Be Patient: Everyone Starts In A Different Place
No person can suddenly lift their body weight or run 10 miles at once. Everyone has their own starting line. For some, it may be jogging for 2 minutes, or 5 minutes for others, lifting 10 pounds or 50.
The most important thing to remember is to have patience. Try not to look at anyone else or compare yourself to others. Where they are now shouldn’t have anything to do with where you are starting.
The first day is the hardest. No matter where you start, just stick with it, and you will see improvements.
If you want to become more active or fit, these are just a few extra tips and habits to start your journey strong! Remember to fuel yourself with the right stuff for energy, wake up earlier and stay hydrated.
Above all else, don’t compare yourself to others who have been training for years, or were born weightlifters. Everyone’s path is different so be patient with yourself!