‘Easy Ways To Turn Exercising Into A Habit’ – Monica May
Starting of in fitness is really hard.
But what’s even harder is sticking to it.
In fact, turning exercise into a habit is the real challenge when it comes to fitness.
However, the good thing is that once you got stuck on it you are never coming apart.
And that’s exactly what we’re learning today!
I’ll give you a few easy steps on how to turn exercising into a habit.
Let’s get started right away!
TURN EXERCISING INTO A HABIT
1. Find The Right Workout Plan For You
We are all different and we are all looking for different things.
However, when it comes to fitness, I think we can all agree that working out should be fun and exciting.
Uniform workouts that are repeating daily will get you bored even before you have a chance to fall in love with the process.
That being said, you’ll have to make sure to choose a workout plan that’s fun and diverse, to keep the excitement going and help you make it a habit faster.
Head on to check out my workout program to find out more.
2. Don’t Let It Take Too Much Of Your Time
Working out should be all about fast and intense training sessions that doesn’t take too much of your time, especially when it comes to making workout a habit.
In fact, the very first reason why so many people can’t stick to a workout plan is because they don’t have the time for it.
Oh, the countless times I’ve left the gym after two hour workout, without feeling like I’ve reached my maximum.
Not to mention cardio, which when done on a cardio machine, takes at least 20 minutes to start working.
Ain’t nobody got time for that!
And of course, if you have a busy schedule, you are more likely to pass a workout that’s gonna take hours of your day.
Well the good news is, working out doesn’t really have to be time consuming.
In fact, even if you have all the time in the world, you don’t want to spend hours in the gym or on the treadmill in order to get fit.
You just have to try HIIT.
HIIT is designed to bring you the maximum benefits in the shortest amount of time.
It’s so effective and yet it is only 20-30 minutes a day.
Only 30 minutes a day, to get fit. That’s 2% of your day. You’ll make time for it, even if it means doing it first thing in the morning, or last thing before getting to bed.
The future of fitness is all about fast and high intensity training sessions that doesn’t take too much time.
When your workouts are shorter, you are more likely to make the time for them and keep it up day after day after day.
3. Always Exercise At The Same Time
Decide when it is best for you to exercise, and stick to it.
Schedule your workout exactly at the same time each day.
Rather it’s in the morning, in the afternoon or in the evening, make sure to determine specific hour, so that it really feels like an event.
Same as waking up at the same time each day – the first week it will feel like a real struggle, but once you get used to it you’ll no longer need an alarm :)
4. Do Not Take More Than A Two Day Break
The key to sticking to a workout plan is consistency.
You are what you do on a daily basis.
So, in order to make it a habit, make sure to not skip your training sessions often, and never take more than two day break (except you really have to, of course).
However, skipping exercise because you were to tired is not an excuse.
Exercise even when your sore.
Maybe exercising requires energy, but it provides energy too. If you were exhausted before starting physical activity, probably by the end you feel great and you will be filled with positive energy and satisfaction.
5. Develop A Morning Routine
How you start your day is so important when it comes to getting fit and healthy.
It often sets the tone for the whole day.
Establishing a healthy morning routine and starting your day right will make sure you keep it healthy and clean for the rest of it.
In fact, a healthy morning routine will help you turn taking care of yourself a habit, and in addition will make sure you get your workouts done.
I’ve noticed so many times that if I start my day right, I am more likely to keep it that way for the rest of the day, and be far more motivated to complete my workout for the day.
Here’s my healthy morning routine, head on to try it out:
6. Always Have A Plan B
The next thing you want to do in order to make sure exercising is a habit for you, is making sure you can stay active even from home.
That’s the best plan B you could ever have!
There are days when you just don’t have the time to take that 30 minute drive to the gym exercise for an hour and get back home.
That’s why, having that plan B option to exercise from home is crucial.
I am a home worker for years now.
I couldn’t imagine exercising from home back in the days, but now I can’t imagine going to a gym or a fitness center to complete my training session.
I understand that most of you are not used to working out from home and are a bit confused about how to workout from home.
You may need some basic fitness equipment to start, but a kettlebell, a pair of dumbbells, and a yoga mat, will do the trick.
Also, there are tons of workout videos all over the internet.
Here are the two of my go to videos for a home workout…
My 10 minutes NO EQUIPMENT abs workout sweat session;
My Hip Dips Booty Intense 20 Min Workout
7. Motivate Yourself Daily
And last, but not least, keep motivating yourself, every day.
Motivation is what keeps us all going, especially when it comes to staying fit and working out from home.
If you are motivated enough you’ll do it – if not, you’ll find an excuse.
So, make sure to remind yourself why you want to stay fit and healthy, especially in moments when that’s the last thing on your mind.
Find what works for you best and just do that.
For me, the biggest motivation boosters are my fitness planner and motivational posters.
Here is a link to 50 Motivational Quotes To Workout – Motivational Quotes For Fitness.
Also, make sure to subscribe to my newsletter to get motivations daily.
Now Let’s Get Working!
I hope I helped you on how to make exercising a habit.
If you have any other ideas or hacks that might help you, make sure to leave a comment in the section bellow.
And if you are looking for a workout program, check out my Burn Baby Burn 28-Day Workout Program.
Till next time, babe!
I make it a point to take the stairs. Most times even if I’m with people. I’ll tell them see ya downstairs as they wait for the elevator.
Now I’m looking for ways to increase this by walking the garage ramp when I’m not laddenned down or in a hurry. :-)
Sounds like a great plan to me! :)
Keep it up!
I am a 5’4 44 yr. Old female. I have exercised since I was 18 but it was on & off. I made it a habit in 2010 by doing it everyday for 3 months & went from 180 to 125. I stopped exercising & started drinking alcohol again like 4 times a week and gained 20 pounds back over 1 & 1/2 yrs. That was in 2014 made it a habit again last April. (It was not easy) I was doing 5days of cardio a week & still drinking & I only lost 5 pnds. I am not in my 30’s anymore but still it’s been a very frustrating long journey so I added weight & resistance training 4 days a week (35 mins of cardio 6 times a wk) cut out alcohol & junk food almost completely I am finally seeing a difference. I am at 137 ( I wanna get to 130) I wanted to give up so many times . It’s hard work & takes dedication but when you start to see results it feels good plus the endorphins from actual exercise. I’ve Learned it’s not as easy to lose in your 40’s as before so I will never stop again cuz it’s so hard to make a habit!
I agree with everything you said!
Making exercise a habit is a real hard work, and not only that, but keeping it up as a habit is a real challenge too.
You’d be surprised, that even I lose this habit sometimes, after a vacation, or a pause because of a cold.
What really maters is not finding the time, but making it.
Motivating yourself is crucial in fitness and weight loss, and making it your lifestyle is the best thing you can do.
Let it become “your thing”, and let it define who you are, and trust me, you’ll always feel motivated.
Never give up!