You’ve tried the 30-day ab challenge, the 8-week Booty Bootcamp, maybe even the 75 HARD FitTok challenge. Nothing seems to stick—when it’s all over, exercise once again gets put on the backburner.
If this is you, but wish it weren’t, keep reading to learn how to make exercise a daily habit (and, this time, for life):
1. Find an exercise you enjoy.
It’s a misconception you need to go to the gym to exercise.
From hiking to swimming laps in a pool to taking your yoga mat to the beach for some sunset yoga to taking your dog for a walk. It may take some time, but once you find an exercise you enjoy, you’ll want to schedule it into your daily routine. Don’t be afraid to try something different!
2. Set a goal. Then set a new one.
If the fitness world had a slogan, it would be something like: Once you start, you’ll never be satisfied. Motivating, right?
While fitness may not have a finish line, you can set benchmarks for yourself along the way. For instance, if you’re interested in long-distance running— start with running a 5k, then a 10k, then a half marathon, then maybe a full marathon!
But of course, this can apply to any of your favourite exercises. Maybe you want to squat 60kg, be able to hold a new yoga pose or make it through a 60-minute HIIT workout without additional breaks.
It’s easier to prioritise workouts when you have something achievable at your fingertips— and once you reach it, it’ll feel so good you’ll want to do it again.
3. Look good, feel good.
A plague of self-consciousness can seriously sabotage your workout, and it will derail you from wanting to try it again. While it may be easy to say, “it doesn’t matter what people think” (which, for the record, is true— people are typically too focused on their own workout to care about yours), dressing the part can help you fake it till you make it.
Check out some of our favourite Performance Equipment to up your workout to the next level both at home or in the gym. Don’t let that bout of insecurity stop you from sweating!
Bottom line: to make exercise a priority, have fun with it!
This article was written by Melissa Pelowski.