Fitting in a Little Bit of Wellness Everyday…
I’ve attempted to work out every day for a while. However, it’s only in the past month that it’s truly stuck. Now, when I say working out every day, I’m talking working days. Weekends are strictly for long dog walks and that’s it.
Part of the reason why I’m able to start working out is my new morning routine. I gave myself a whole hour to wellness and self-care, and working out is part of this. As I’ve discussed on Instagram, I had to carve out time for myself and 5 am was the only time I could find. Truthfully I love it.
So if you’re thinking of making exercise as part of your daily routine, here are my top tips on how to start working out every day.
Pick a Regulary Time to Work Out.
Consistancy is the key, so pick a time that works for you. For me, this is 5 am, no one else is up and it’s my me-time. Now, getting up so early might not work for you. It might suit you better to work out at lunchtime or late in the evening. Whatever works for your schedule. Just ensure when you pick the time, you must stick with it for at least a month. Make no plans during this time. Stick with it and soon it will be come second nature that you’ll want to do it every day.
Get Things Ready the Night Before.
This is something I’ve done since I was 12-years-old. I always ensure I have everything ready before so that I don’t have to worry about anything. Plus, it means I have no excuse. It’s out so I have to just grab it and get on with it.
I also have it ready away from my bed. It’s out in my hallway on my bench, so I have to get up and walk to it. It’s these little things that get me motivate so early in the morning.
Don’t Beat Yourself Up Too Much.
My final tip is not to go too hard on yourself. Whilst the goal is to do it everyday, if you absolutely cannot, then don’t beat yourself up about it. There were some mornings where I would only do half of the workout I wanted to do, or simply would sit until 6 am working on something else.
It can be hard but it’s worth it. Just ease yourself into it and it will be like second-nature before you know it.