“Every action you take is a vote for the type of person you wish to become.”
– James Clear
A workout may only be 1-3% of your day, so when you do it, do it well and with intention. The intensity of what you put into your workout is based on your overall physical and mental motivation. The key factors that will help you achieve an amazing workout can only happen if you drink plenty of water and get enough sleep. This will allow you to stay consistent and avoid the “burnout” that is often common with a “quickfix” mindset. *Remember, it’s about the process, not the outcome. But first, let’s start with your first move. If you’ve hit a wall and don’t know how to get your fitness back on track, write it down now. What is it that keeps holding you back? 9 times out of 10 it’s revolved around how you start your day and how you end it.
“The night before bed, I plan on a set time for my workout, but work, family or just life gets in the way.”
It’s easy to get caught up in that nagging feeling at the end of the day, telling you that tomorrow is a new day and my fitness habit begins now. Tomorrow evening hits and you feel the guilty that you may have accomplished all the other tasks of the day, except for your work out. Maybe you started a new job that requires more attention, but still try and plan to workout during the work day. Or let’s say, you intend to workout after work and find that you’re just too tired to make it happen. Statistically, if you plan on working out after work and find that you don’t, you won’t. Time to make a new plan that actually works.
Wake up early. Yes, you are far more likely to workout if you get it done in the morning before your day begins. You will be far more productive. The first week of this new routine will make you feel tired, but keep it consistent and don’t take a day off from rising early. We’re not saying, work out 5 days a week, just start by waking up early at the same time, Monday through Friday. Slowly integrate your workouts and eventually, your routine will become a habit.