How To Stick To A Workout Plan.
I recently asked members of a facebook group I’m in what their main struggle was when it comes to fitness. The majority said they struggle with motivation and would like to know how to stick to a workout plan. So I am going to share with you my top tips on how to stick to a workout plan.
Make it easy for yourself to stick to the workout plan
You need to make it easy for yourself to stick to the workout plan, some ways to do this are to take your gym kit with you to work, if you have to go home between work and the gym, chances are you won’t do a workout.
Another way to make it easy for yourself, particularly if you prefer to workout early mornings, is to leave your gym kit out the night before.
Set yourself reminders
I schedule my workouts into my calendars and set reminders, I make it part of my day and treat it like I would any other appointment. It’s about making it a priority, a 1-hour workout takes up just 4% of your day.
Have a structured workout plan.
Another tip for how to stick to a workout plan is to have a structured plan to follow. I highly recommend you follow a structured workout plan, so you know exactly what you are doing when you go to the gym. There are tons of free workout plans out there for you to follow which can be found with a simple google search.
Start with simple changes.
implement simple changes such as walking more, cycling/ running to work etc. before attempting anything more complex.
Train with a friend.
It’s a lot easier to stick to an exercise regime if you do it together with someone else. You can hold each other accountable and it also becomes competitive.
Do more of what you enjoy
Its a fact that if you enjoy something you will want to do it more often. Figure out which types of exercise you enjoy and do more of that. If you like classes go to more classes if you like cardio do more cardio etc.
Get a coach
Finally, if you are still struggling after trying all of that it might be time to get help from a coach. A coach will give you a programme to follow and hold you accountable to make sure you stick to it. You can find out more about my coaching services here.
Hopefully, you now understand how to stick to a workout plan and will no longer struggle with motivation anymore.