All of us want to be in better shape.
Every year right around New Year’s Eve, getting into better shape ranks number 1 in terms of resolutions.
In 2017 “Get Healthy” was ranked the number 1 resolution by Google and iQuanit, a data-driven digital marketing company.
And more people want to get healthy too. Their data revealed 62,776,640 searches for getting healthy. This was a nearly 14 percent increase over 2016.
Experts give us advice on how to keep resolutions. But take a look around your local gym
It’s packed in January and empty by March.
You can have the perfect weight sets and know the best ways to run for fitness.
But without time for your workout routines none of that matters. You’ll be making the same resolutions next year.
Experts say lack of time is one of the biggest obstacles to meeting your fitness goals. it’s important to make getting healthy a part of your daily routines and lifestyle.
Maybe your schedule has changed and you’re struggling to find time to exercise. Or maybe you’re just getting started.
Either way, don’t give up. We’ll help you find the perfect workout routines for your schedule.
We’ll even help you find the time:
1. Prioritize Your Time
If you’re going to build a workout plan that will work for you the first thing to do is to make your body and yourself a priority.
Too many of us put fitness on the end of the list. But what could be more important than good health?
We love the example of life as a glass jar. The things that make up your life are rocks, pebbles, and sand.
The rocks are the important things like family, work, and maintaining your health.
The pebbles are important too. They include friendships, travel, leisure activities, and maybe even household chores.
The sand is everything else. The sand is a Netflix binge and eating fast food every night.
If you fill the jar with sand first, there’s no time for the big stuff.
Instead, put the rocks in your schedule first. If you pour the sand in last, you can have time for everything.
Your good health demands you prioritize time for workout routines that work for you.
2. Set Goals
Our first goal when starting a new workout routine is simple: We set aside time every day for good health.
Incorporating some time every day for our bodies and health makes all the moments better. It’s also easier to remember.
You’re doing it every day.
Other goals can help too in terms of motivation. Maybe you want to lose some weight or complete a race.
But start small, or your goals will throw you off.
“I’ll never make it anyway” is a mindset that keeps some of us away from focusing on our fitness.
The goal of daily practice is great to start with.
Beyond setting goals, you should start small with every part of your workout.
3. Start Small
Overtraining is a major obstacle to creating workout routines that last. We want to make up for lost time so we overdo it at the gym or on a run.
Even in a home gym, we can work out too hard and too fast at first.
What happens? The next day we are barely able to move.
A few more days go by. Then a few weeks and months.
Starting small helps us make workout routines that last.
If you are doing nothing now, just spending 30 minutes a day on fitness is a major improvement.
Start small and build.
4. Do What You Like
Sticking to a workout routine will be a lot easier if you actually enjoy what you’re doing.
Experiment and find fitness activities you love.
Looking forward to a workout rather than dreading it will keep you coming back for more. And you’ll be pushing things out of your schedule to make more time for a run, or a yoga class, or time in your home gym.
5. Remember: Everybody Starts Somewhere
One of the major obstacles to building and maintaining workout routines is feeling silly, stupid, or out of place.
We don’t want to go to that yoga class, or head to the gym.
“What will they think of me?”
They’ll think you’re just getting started again. Most of us respect that.
You should too. Give yourself credit.
You can also start at home if it makes you more comfortable. But don’t be afraid to change it up.
6. Change It Up
Don’t get bored. Changing up your workout will help you stay on track.
Remember, the most successful plans have one thing in common: You stick with them.
But that doesn’t mean you need to stick with the same activities. Or do the same activities in the same way.
If you’ve been working out in a home gym, maybe it’s time to try a new routine.
How about branching out to a pilates class? When’s the last time you went for a bike ride?
Keep it fresh and you’ll keep finding the time.
We’ll Schedule Workout Routines For You
But what if you can’t find the time?
Want to get in better shape right now but don’t even have the time to sit down and make your own schedule? We’ve made the perfect workout routines for you.
In fact, for all of the Beachbody programs we’ve created an easy schedule to follow. You can achieve your fitness goals starting today.
How does a 21 Day Fix sound? Everyone has time to spend 21 days on achieving better health.
The workouts are fast, easy to follow, and you can do them in your own home. You don’t even need to spend time commuting to the gym.
Let’s go. In today’s busy lifestyle there’s simply no more time to waste.
Come find out how simple it can be to fit a 21 Day Fix into any schedule.