It is totally understandable if your New Year’s resolution for 2020 did not go to plan. There was a pandemic to deal with and now that the year is almost through you can look ahead to the future and what 2021 may bring. If 2021 is the year you want to start a workout routine and follow in the footsteps of Rebel Wilson and her year of health then here are some sure-fire ways that can not only get you started but can help you stick to your plan and achieve your goals.
Start A Workout Routine & Stay Motivated In 2021
The problem with wanting to start a workout routine is that often people don't know where to start or they start too aggressively and get burned out less than a month in. If you plan in advance how you're going to proceed and make plans to keep you motivated, things will go a lot smoother and you will actually succeed.
Know Your “Why?”
If you want to achieve anything, then you need to know why you are doing it, so that if you ever fall off track, you can focus on this and get back to it. For many people, fitness is not usually about getting fit; it could be about losing weight because you are unhappy with how you look. It could be that you want to boost your confidence, or it could be something more personal, something more profound like the death of a loved one.
Whatever the reason is to start a workout routine, you need to focus on what is driving you, and what is motivating you to make a change? You need to use this to push yourself to keep going when you feel like giving up.
There is no point forcing yourself to do something you hate, so if you do not want to run, then do not run. Choose a hobby that you enjoy and focus on that to get you, fitter. Go with friends, play team sports, go swimming, cycling, kayaking or mountain climbing. Getting fit can be so much more than the gym or running around a park.
Okay you might not feel like doing it every day, but you do not want to be doing something that you dread, it needs to be something that you look forward to doing. It also needs to be something that makes you feel good, so treat yourself to a new bike, some new trainers, or some gorgeous leggings from Curves N Combatboots and look forward to getting fit and fabulous.
Set Small Goals
Say you want to run a marathon when you have never done any running before or you want to lose over 50 pounds. These goals are big, but that does not mean that they are unachievable. However, big goals can be overwhelming, so much so that you think you will not achieve them, so you give up. While it is essential to focus on the on goal, you need to start a workout routine that is smaller.
So for example, if it is running a marathon you want to do, then start by smashing 5K. Work on this by using something like the Couch To 5K app and once you have achieved that, you can work on the 10k and so on. Set yourself deadlines to achieve the smaller goals and not only will you get better and fitter, but you will find the boost in confidence will spur you on to achieve the next goal.
Find a way to hold yourself accountable, so that could be keeping a diary, logging everything you do, or even having a friend track your progress, then you won’t want to let them down so this will spur you on to keep going. If you have problems staying accountable, you can partner up with a friend and hold each other accountable. If you are female, I have a group called, Fluffy to Fab, that is starting up a New Year's Weightloss Challenge, you should join. We'll have a blast and it is a great way to start a workout routine that you will stick to.