If you’re like most people, it can be a struggle to stay consistent with your fitness routine. Perhaps it’s that you may not have time, you don’t have the accountability, you’ve been injured in the past, you don’t know what to do, or you got bored. Whatever the reason it’s hard to stay consistent with your routine when facing these challenges. These are common things we’ve helped many of our members overcome in the last 7 years and would like to share with you some of the habits that have attributed to their success with consistency.
Not having time
This is one of the most common phrase people will say when it comes to making their health a priority. It’s true, people live busy lives that can make it difficult to make time for themselves. This is where you can start small, rather than trying to do 5 days a week with an hour and half long workout you try doing 1 or 2 times a week for 30 minutes. You can do this by thinking about your session as an appointment for yourself. Find the days and times you’re least busy and try and schedule your self-care for that time and day.
Not having accountability
One of the hardest things for people to do is keep themselves accountable for the things they said they want to do, especially if the task doesn’t come easy for them. We do better when we know we have someone there waiting for us to ensure we do the thing we said we would do. This is why it’s important to hire a coach there’s more at stake when you bring someone else in not only from a financial situation, but also knowing we have another person there for us.
We all experience acute injuries from time to time, some of us have a chronic injury from something in the past. Either way when you get injured from life or a physical activity it can make it challenging for us return to being active. This is why it’s important to hire a professional who understands the functions of the body and knows how to help you. If you don’t have access to hiring a professional, our best advice would be to do what you can and do movements that are pain free.
Not knowing what to do
The funny thing about our bodies is no one taught us how to take care of them, so of course it would be confusing not knowing what to do. There’s also a lot of conflicting information on the web that says to do this and no this, then another article that contradicts everything the first one said. That would be overwhelming and annoying because we are left not knowing what to do. To avoid the feeling of being embarrassed or uncertain we tend to skip activities that would elicit these emotions, but that shouldn’t stop you from improving your health. We have lots of videos on YouTube that go over to do at the gym with coaching cues that help you understand how to do it. Another reason to hire a professional who can not only show you how to do specific exercises but ensure you are doing them safely.
You got bored
No one likes doing anything that feels boring and when it comes to fitness that can be boring to begin with for some people. I’ve seen where people get excited and start a new goal of being active again but they end up reusing the old ideas they had before which ends up where you started, getting bored and not doing it. To help with keeping yourself entertained with your fitness routine, try including different tools. For example, if you’ve been using a barbell for squatting, why not try using a kettlebell or a sandbag for variation. Tired of doing lunges, why not substitute it for a step up instead? Deadlifts getting old, try using a trap bar instead of a barbell. The list can go on and on, but the message is the same, do the same movements but add different tools for different outcomes.
If you’re tired of struggling with your consistency with your fitness routine, then we are here to help!! We offer multiple times and days, accountability, options for pain free movement, expert coaching, and a lot of variety. Email us today to help you get started!!