Disclaimer: This is not for people that want to get into fitness, it’s for people that are already in to fitness but want to get consistent
I’ve always been the kind of person that works out, but I’ve also always struggled with staying consistent. I’d be all or nothing with workouts, it would got from doing Joe Wicks HIIT classes 5 times a week to barely getting my step count over 500. So this post is to tell you the tips I’ve recently learnt to help you remain consistent.
Invest in a online coach/PT – investing in an online coach is one of the best things I’ve ever done. Yes, it is expensive, but it in my opinion it is so worth it. They plan your workouts for you, they tell you exactly what you’re going to do on what day so you don’t even have to think about it. They take all the obstacles and barriers away, so the only thing you need is motivation/discipline to get it done. They also hold you to account.
But, if you don’t want to invest in an online coach, you need to remove all the barriers that make working out become a chore.
You need to make working out after a day at work as easy as possible. Here are my tips:
- Do workouts you enjoy – it’s a simple as that. If you don’t enjoy the workouts you’re not going to remain consistent. It’s better to do 10 mins everyday of something you enjoy than 30 mins 4 times a week of something you hate, because you will never stick to 30 mins of exercise that you hate.
- Set a schedule – On a Sunday night, set the days and times in the following week that you plan to workout on E.g Monday, Wednesday and Friday you will do a workout in the morning, and on Thursday you will run in the evening.
- Plan your session – When you set the days and times you’re going to workout also plan the exact session you are going to do that day – the YouTube video you’re going to follow, the IG live you’re going to join, or the workout you’ve programmed yourself. This saves you having to think about it when the time comes around, and removes the possibility of you being able to say ‘oh I can’t be bothered to plan my workout’.
- Repeat similar workouts each week – this is one thing having an online coach taught me. Your workouts don’t have to be completely different every week. If you’ve planned a weeks worth of workouts, you’ve planned a month. Just up the reps/intensity each week and you’re good to go.
Thanks for reading, Chloe x