Whether it’s a quick 15 minutes or a full hour, early morning or during your afternoon break, be sure to bake your workout time into your day— treat it as a sacred chunk of the day that cannot be touched or moved, no matter what—it’s 100% YOU time. Stick to it, because consistency is key!
Feeling sluggish or lacking energy only makes it that much harder to feel like working out. That’s why it’s important to make sure your body is getting all the nutrients and hydration it needs to help you soar through your day. Drink plenty of water and make sure you’re eating enough real food to fuel your body with vitamins and nutrients daily.
Having a set daily routine will help you prioritize your workouts, regardless of how hectic your day gets. Plus it helps wire your brain to create a habit of working out, rather than relying on motivation (which comes and goes). In time, your loved ones will even start to remember: Hey it’s 5:15, that means Jane’s unavailable for the next hour. Trust us, your body, mind and family will notice how much more balanced you are when you stick to your schedule!
Not every day is going to be the “best workout of your life.” So be realistic—accept the fact that some days, even just putting on your running shoes and going for a walk or moving your body for 10 minutes is a huge WIN. You did it! Pat yourself on the back, then get pumped for a killer workout tomorrow.
If you’re an early-morning fitness junkie, you’re in luck because this next hack is for you. Going to bed wearing your workout clothes can help make those early morning wake-up calls a little less painful. Just roll out of bed already dressed in your workout gear, lace up, and you’re out the door!