We have all heard that it takes at 21 days to make something a habit. Now this habit can be good or bad, depending on the outcome. If you are getting back into a workout routine and it’s been awhile, here are some things to remember:
1). It’s not always going to be easy
There will be days that you want to throw in the towel. Those are the days to push forward and make it count. The tougher days are what make all of the hard work you put in worth more than any money can buy. You will thank yourself later and feel amazing.
2). Get up earlier.
Start your day an extra 30 minutes than you normally would. The extra time is good for a guided meditation, setting the schedule for the day and organizing your meals.
3). Meal prep
Prepare your meals ahead of time. If your meals are already done and ready to eat, you will be much less tempted to eat something that is unhealthy just for convenience.
4) Get moving
Just move, no matter what type of exercise you choose to do to get you back on the exercise horse, just get moving. Don’t wait for next week or for the weather to improve. Start with a brisk walk, go to a class with a friend, or even do it at home. Just get moving for at least 30 minutes a day.
5) Be thankful
Start your day with gratitude. Be thankful for all the wonderful things you do have in your life. Your outlook will change and you will feel better about why you do what you do.