How to get into a fitness routine
We know that getting into a fitness routine can be super hard, especially if its all completely new to you! Whether you’re trying to lose a few pounds or build muscle, consistency and routine are key to achieving your goals! These are our fave tips for starting to get into your routine!
START SMALL ⭐
It’s tempting to go into a fitness routine with big dreams and visions of it all going smoothly and seeing big changes within a week. We like to call this the ‘all or nothing mind-set’, the belief that if you don’t jump in head first with 1000% you’ll fail, which is so untrue!
You’ve got to be realistic, losing weight or building muscle in a healthy way takes time, so set yourself small goals and be patient. Here’s a few examples of small goals that we love:
- Workout 3 times a week
- Drink 2 litres of water each day
- Switch out your usual evening sweet treat for a Cute recipe such as our healthy ice cream for one week
LEARN ABOUT YOU 📓
Take a little time to learn about you! Learning which foods you love and what exercise works for you can really help you stick to a plan. Take time to try as many classes as you can at the gym and find something you enjoy! Try foods you've never had before and open up a world of new healthy recipes for you to try!
PLAN AHEAD 📝
Planning is all about what works for you! Whether you prefer to use your phone calendar or to use the classic pen and paper and stick it to the fridge! Either way, try to plan in a way that you can stick to.
Lets start with food. Try to plan what meals you're going to have for the week and create a shopping list accordingly. While shopping, try to resist straying from the list and picking up the choccy biscuits as we all know when these are around they're just asking us to ruin our new healthy eating plan!
If you can, try to meal prep. Prepping is a great way to make sure you always have healthy homemade food on hand whenever you need!
Plan in when you're going to workout during the week. Try and plan what you're going to do in each workout to give you more incentive to complete them! Give yourself a range of different exercises for each workout to keep things exciting! Heres a little workout we love to help you get started:
TRACK YOUR PROGRESS 📱
Technology is perfect for tracking your progress. Theres loads of fitness tracking gadgets and apps available at the moment. Keeping track is all part of having a routine, the more progress you track the more you will know what is working for you and what isn't. That way you can modify your routine if you need to.
TAKE SELFIES 📷
Everyone loves a little selfie! Try and take a progress selfie every 2 weeks! These pics will come in super helpful when you’re feeling a little deflated about your progress or you don’t think you’re seeing results!
BE CONSISTENT ✔
Being consistent is the last part of creating your routine. Did you know? Most people give up on their new diet or healthy lifestyle on week 3. If you can push past this point then you've done amazingly well cutie!
Once you've reached this point, if you've been consistent your new lifestyle changes will be more like habits. Habits are something you do automatically without really thinking about it. Your new habits will help you without you even realising you're doing it.
We know that a new healthy lifestyle can be really daunting and its difficult to know where to start. We hope that our tips will help you start your fitness journey and get you well on the way to achieving your goals.
Check out our other blog posts to help you be fully prepared for all things fitness and weight loss!