Everyone’s busy. It’s just a fact. Those with jobs, families, homes, friends and goals, barely have time to stop and blink, let alone spend extra time on things they don’t enjoy. If you find it difficult to enjoy the gym, and you’re busy anyway, it can be tricky to find the motivation to exercise in a steady routine.
Now that gyms are reopening around the world, with safety precautions in place due to COVID-19, it’s time to get back into action. If you are struggling to incorporate the gym into your busy routine, you’ve come to the right place.
Here are 3 ways to make sure you stick to that exercise regime and achieve your health goals!
Something’s got to give. So what will it be?
When it comes to incorporating the gym into your day to day routine, there are only so many hours in one day. If you already have a jam-packed schedule, you will need to sit down and think about what can be moved, reduced, or eliminated from your routine, in order to make room for your fitness training.
It could be that you can afford to lose an hour of sleep; you could reduce your working hours; spend less time watching TV, or simply make your routine efficient. Whatever it is, you need to figure out what can be prioritized, and what can be sidelined, so that you have room in your life for a consistent workout routine.
Get a gym buddy or trainer to motivate you.
One of the easiest ways to hold yourself accountable is to have someone to join you in your regime. Either a friend who wants to stay fit, or even a personal trainer at Fitness 19, will help make sure that even on the days you don’t feel like it, you show up and hold yourself accountable to your health and fitness.
Likewise, if your buddy has a low moment and doesn’t feel like hitting the gym, you can be there to pump them up and make them feel motivated once again. It is so much easier to stick to something, especially something challenging, when you have the support of a friend!
Be realistic about your goals and your lifestyle.
It is easy to become pessimistic about your body, your fitness and your health if you compare yourself to others. Especially with the presence of social media making it seem like everyone has a more toned, muscular body than you, slipping into a mode of low self esteem is easy to do.
Remember: your body shouldn’t be compared to those who work out for a living! Make sure you are being realistic about your journey. Every time you show up to the gym, you are giving your future self a lifeline. Ensure that you don’t get swallowed up by body image issues, and remember why you work out: for a healthier, slimmer, generally fitter body – not to look like Dwayne Johnson or Kim Kardashian!
If you love the gym but find it very difficult to stay motivated with your busy lifestyle, use this blog to help you keep your foot on the gas!