Creating a Workout Routine That You Will Really Do – Part 2

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In the first part, we’ve covered the basics of creating a workout plan you’ll actually do. Now, it’s time to move on to the second part. In this post, we’ll continue with some tips to help you have a fitness plan that you will enjoy doing! 

Set a Schedule

Many fitness plans become inconsistent because, for many people, the most challenging part of creating a workout plan is getting out the door to do it. Indeed, the initiative it takes to get started is half the battle already. 

If you often encounter this issue, you can make it a bit easier on yourself by setting a schedule. For you to create the right schedule, figure out when you like exercising first. There is likely a particular time of day you prefer to exercise. Some people enjoy doing it first thing in the morning, while others feel more energized to work out at night. 

Next, you also need to consider your daily schedule. Think about the time of day that makes sense for your typical daily schedule. If you’re usually swamped with work early in the morning, then it might not be a good idea to work out in the morning. 

You should also consider how you plan to be active. Choose how many days per week you’d like to be active. Remember, you don’t need to do it every day. 4-5 days per week will do! 

Finally, see if any of your workout routines require a specific schedule. Some activities should happen at a specific time, such as if you’re taking yoga classes. 

Take all of these into consideration to help ensure you have a workout plan that you will enjoy doing. However, you also need to remember that it’s okay if your schedule changes weekly, and you need to adjust your workout plan accordingly. 

A Sense of Accountability

The reason it’s crucial you have a consistent fitness plan is to establish a sense of accountability. Honor your schedule like you would any other meeting in your calendar. It would also be a big help to set reminders to give yourself enough time to get ready, so you’re fully prepared when you go to your workout activity. 

You also might want to consider planning your meals on days you have scheduled workouts at a specific time. By doing so, you get to ensure you’re eating your meals on a schedule that aligns with your fitness plan. With that, it will make your workouts more effective. 

In a Nutshell

Having a set schedule and establishing a sense of accountability are some of the most important things you can do if you want your fitness plan to be successful. So, if you want to make the most out of your fitness plan, you need to do all these things to ensure you’ll enjoy it. Having an enjoyable workout is one of the most effective ways to stick to a fitness routine. In time, you’ll reach your fitness goals and reap the benefits of having a fun workout regimen. 

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