Keeping up a regular fitness routine can be a daunting task even for the most dedicated exerciser. Researchers have found that people who were successful in achieving and maintaining a difficult goal ended up taking pleasure in the activity more–even if they didn’t enjoy it initially. Here are some tips to help maintain and enjoy an effective exercise routine.
- Keep sight of the goal: One might be tempted to abandon a routine if results are not seen immediately, but it is important to remember that this takes time. Once the physical rewards become noticeable, it will provide further encouragement to stick to the routine.
- Find a fitness buddy: Beginning a new fitness routine or entering a gym alone can be intimidating. Finding a workout buddy will provide moral support and a sense of accountability, thereby improving the chances of reaching fitness goals.
- Have a back-up plan: What if work runs late? Have a back-up plan in advance so that excuses like this don’t get in the way of any fitness routine. Having a pre-set strategy to help overcome these obstacles will make it easier to stick to a consistent workout plan.