With the start of each new year, many of us take on a new, fresh perspective about our health. The new year is the perfect time for a fresh start and to refocus on making yourself a priority. We also know that even with the best of intentions, the responsibilities of daily life seem to find a way to sneak in and sabotage your best efforts.
Fortunately, we know a little secret – the key to maintaining success with your fitness goals throughout the year is by developing and committing to a workout routine as early in the new year as possible. This is the year that you’re going to make your health and wellness a priority, so here are few tips to help you establish a regular workout routine in 2019.
Working Out Isn’t Selfish
Before we start talking about things like how to fit a regular workout into your already busy schedule, we need to get one thing straight – taking the time to exercise on a regular basis, no matter what type of exercise it is, is never selfish.
Our society tends to respect people who are constantly pushing themselves to the limit and taking care of everyone else before they take care of themselves. If you really want to stick to your fitness commitment, you need to start by recognizing that the better you take care of yourself, the more equipped you’ll be to take care of everything else – from both a physical and a mental standpoint.
Try Something New
Have you always wanted to try a certain style of yoga or maybe sign up for a beginning barre class? If your answer is yes, why haven’t you? Trying something new is a great way to get you excited and energized about your new commitment to working out.
You might love it, or maybe not so much, but you’ll never know if you don’t try. Plus, each time you try something new, you learn more about yourself and how to nurture and strengthen your body in a way that feels natural.
Don’t Leave It Up to Chance
The surest way to commit a regular workout routine in 2019 is to schedule it in like you would any other important activity. For instance, if you’re planning on just getting up a little early and doing some stretching in the morning, you’re plans are going to crumble the first time a really hectic Monday morning rolls around. One missed workout leads to another and the next thing you know, you’re off track.
Would you skip a doctor’s appointment or a business meeting because you just didn’t feel like going? Probably not. So, schedule your workout for times when you know excuses won’t get in the way and stick to it like you would any other commitment.
Sign Up for a Class
Some of us like to work out on our own, while others enjoy the camaraderie of a class environment. If you’re the type that likes motivation, support and opportunity to meet new like-minded friends, we invite you to sign up for one of our classes. Contact Us at Yogacorefit today to learn more about our Pilates and yoga class schedules.