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Healthy Living—Sticking To Your Fitness Routine

It’s the beginning of the holiday season and this is the time of year when people begin to let themselves go. I think the change in the seasons is the perfect time to change up your workout and explore a new and exciting fitness routine.

A fitness routine takes commitment and time. You know that if you want to see results, you need to stick with it- but that’s not always easy. There will always be things you need to do and tasks demanding your attention. In fact, lack of time is regularly the number one reason people fail to stick to a fitness routine.

Get Started Today on Your Fitness Routine

It’s so important to exercise on a regular basis. It will improve your muscle strength, increases endurance, and helps your lungs and heart work more efficiently. All of this combined gives you more energy to move about your day. You always want your goals to be realistic to your lifestyle. Exercise needs to fit seamlessly into your life.

This is a big one, especially for busy moms and dads. There are honestly times where getting on the treadmill or going for a blade is very difficult.

When I can’t get a traditional workout in—one of the best ways I have found a way to get a good sweat is to turn the radio on and have a dance party. My kids love this. We do more than just dance. We do jumping jacks, squats, sit-ups, running in place, anything that gets the heart pumping.

If it is nice out, we go for a hike.

My 4 Tips for Sticking to Your Fitness Routine

  1. Do it for yourself. Studies show that people who are “externally-motivated” that is, they hit the gym just to look good at your family reunion don’t stick with it. Those who are “internally-motivated” meaning they exercise because they love it, are the ones who stay in it for the for the long run.
  2. Get used to it. Your workout should be just as much a habit as brushing your teeth or eating breakfast. When it’s part of your routine, you won’t even have to think about it. In a few months, fitness can be a regular feature in your day.
  3. Track it. Keep a fitness journal or use an app to record your progress. For example, how much you run, walk, or lift and the calories you burn.
  4. Nutrition is a major part of a fitness program and therefore also needs time dedicated to it, ensuring your meals are healthy, balanced and providing you with the fuel your body needs.

Don’t Forget To Celebrate! It takes weeks to see real changes. Even a pound of weight loss or a pound of muscle gain is reason to reward yourself.

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Tammy Wilson

Tammy Wilson

Tammy Wilson is die-hard health and fitness guru, and her energy is absolutely contagious. Her areas of expertise include cellular health and personal training, and she is also a competitive dancer, model, actor, and loving mother of three. Tammy is known as fierce and fearless and each day sets out to inspire everyone to live […]

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