A few weeks back we spoke about how to plan your workout routine instead of just jumping to the first spin class you see. Today, we’ll talk about the different ways of maintaining your routine so that you can stay focused, prep on time and meet all those fitness goals for 2018.
This New Year make sure you set short-term goals and track your progress. It’s only human to slack off a bit but when you’ve got a tracker like the FitBit, Tom Tom or the Jawbone, you’ve got a buddy that keeps track of your day-to-day progress and sets reminders to run, walk or take a break.
You might not be able to hit the gym when you’ve got a strict deadline on your plate – that’s why it’s always best that you have some equipment at home that can help you stay active. A simple Hula Hoop, kettle bells, dumbbells or a yoga mat can help you with core, cardio and leg workouts.
Leave the cheat days strictly for the weekends. Remember, nutrition is so important when it comes to achieving your fitness goals. Stock up on protein shakes or bars that can help replenish your muscles, give you stamina and curb your desire to fall off the healthy bandwagon.
Mix up your workout routines with a bit of adventure. Trail in the outskirts of the city, set up a hiking plan or get involved in an outdoor boot camp with a group of people who have similar fitness goals.
Give yourself time to recover and re energise, and get back on your feet. Strenuous workouts might take you to your fitness goals faster in which case you might either push yourself too hard or drop out of your routine. Give yourself a breather, take baby steps and have fun with your workout routine.
Don’t forget – this year is about YOU.