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Check out these simple tips to harness your drive and finally make fitness both fun and effective:
GO IN WITH A PLAN
Knowing what you’re going to train before you walk into the gym and having a roadmap to your progress is the only way you’re going to see the result. Whether you want to train chest on Monday and back or biceps on Wednesday, or you’ve made it your goal to do yoga once a week, having a plan and sticking to it is key.
LEARN TO ADAPT
Life is full of unexpected things that can stop us from sticking to our routine. To get better at working out, you have to make modifications that work for you. If a workplace meeting bled into your planned workout time, see what you can do with the time you have left. It’s easy to scrap plans entirely, but you can opt for a quick workout which can your heart rate and sweat you out instantly.
GET OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE
After following a routine for a while, your fitness level will improve. If you keep doing the same workout and stay in the comfort zone, you can be hampering your progress. It’s appealing to do the workout which you are familiar with. But to get visible results, your workout has to be challenging enough.
Step outside of your comfort zone and try new workout every few weeks. Instead of your usual cardio routine, join a dance class or sign up for water aerobics.
STICK TO A SET TIME
When it comes to fitness, you’re in charge of your progress, and the only way to get better is through the consistency and dedication. Pick a time of day that works with your schedule, and make it non-negotiable. Even when you are too busy, try to sneak at least 10 minutes of exercising into your day.
LEARN FROM YOUR MISTAKES
If you feel there is something your training session was lacking, take a moment to evaluate why. Are you working out too much? Or are your workouts hard enough? Do you get any injury during your workout? This could help you avoid future missteps and adjust your routine to get better.