How to Stay Consistent at the Gym : 5 Simple Methods
This blog gives you 5 simple methods to stay consistent at the gym.
We all have faced it. Making a firm decision of hitting the gym every day and getting that perfect body but never getting that inner push to go to the gym and exercise.
It is a mental issue rather than a physical which needs to be solved via different parameters. We need to set our surroundings right where fitness and healthy eating aren't considered taboo. The beginning is the hardest as well as crucial.
So it is important for you to start hitting otherwise nothing will happen. Below are 5 simple methods to stay consistent at the gym.
1. Start Small
If you are a beginner at exercising, you don’t need to perform high-intensity training or stay in the gym for hours right away. This isn’t the right approach as you will end up frustrated and will quit the gym within a week. The correct approach is to start with small workouts which don't give you a feeling of fatigue.
If you are not used to working out, start with a 10 or 15-minute workout, so that you don’t find any excuse to deny it. When these 15-minute workouts become a habit, then you can gradually increase your time to 30 minutes and more. This is one of the best ways to trick yourself into exercising.
2. Take out Time for Gym Without Fail
In our daily lives, we have prioritized various things and we arrange our time for them accordingly. For example, we take out time for our classes, work, hanging out with friends because in our mind we consider these as important.
In the same way, if we have to get into exercising we need to train our mind in such a way that we consider exercising equally important as our work. This will help you to plan your exercise every day without fail.
3. Make Exercise Fun
The fastest way to make exercise an unbreakable habit is to make your workouts fun. The more fun your exercising is, the more will you enjoy doing it. Trust me, you will love it if you enjoy working out.
Still, the question remains how to make exercise fun?
Go to the gym with a friend who is as enthusiastic as you are and who will motivate you to exercise when you feel not to. Also, try enrolling yourself in group exercising classes where you will get to know new people which will result in you enjoying your exercise.
4. Reward Yourself
From never being to the gym to working out with consistency, this journey will be hard but it is worth it. By going to the gym you should remind yourself that you have accomplished something great. You have paved a path for yourself towards a healthy lifestyle.
You can simply reward yourself with positive self-talk or you can enjoy a cheat meal at the end of every month so that you can be happy all along in your fitness journey.
5. Change the Way You Live
Living a bad lifestyle while you have started hitting the gym can leave you at a very bad place. You will see no changes in yourself even if you work hard at the gym but haven’t set your habits right.
You need to adopt a healthy eating lifestyle which will, in turn, benefit your body. Trying to embrace a healthy lifestyle doesn’t mean you have to shift to healthy habits right away. This doesn’t work that way.
Change takes time. You need to embrace new habits slowly and master them with time. This will surely change your life into a happy and healthy one.
If you’re serious enough to work out, you’ll make the time and energy to get it going. Figuring out how to begin is the main step. Furthermore, the quickest method to get this going is to alter your physical and social surroundings which support your decision.