When you’re looking to include more physical fitness into your daily routine, it might seem like it’s too hard. After all, you’re managing a full-time job, chores and family needs. The truth is that you’ll have to make yourself the main priority if you want to make this happen. If you don’t prioritize yourself, no one else will. In order to get started, consider the following four ways you can get started.
1. Walk to your appointments.
Depending on where you live and work, see if it’s possible to create a routine that encourages more walking. Even if you have a car, consider taking public transportation a few days a week. When you do this, you’ll be forced to walk the distance from the bus stop to your office building. If you have an appointment to sit in an open mri machine and want to meet with friends for dinner afterward, do a Google search to find a restaurant that’s two or three miles away. Walk the distance. This is a fantastic way to get tons of steps for the day.
2. Develop a gym routine.
The gym is an incredible place to check in, exercise and leave. Just like you’d stop at the local coffeehouse to get your daily caffeine fix, stop by the gym to get an endorphin fix. Find exercises that you really enjoy. If you don’t love the treadmill, consider the elliptical machine or the stair master instead. If you love cycling, hop on a bike, put your headphones in and get to work. One of the best ways to focus on your workout involves excellent music. If you alternate between amazing podcasts and heart-pumping music, you’ll be able to move through your workouts with ease.
3. Sign up for a class.
Whether it’s an amazing dance class you’ve always wanted to take or a boot-camp that a social media influencer is hosting, be intentional about finding new classes that you can try. The more excitement you infuse into your workout routine, the more likely you’ll prioritize it. Who doesn’t love to have fun? If you view interesting, diverse classes as tons of fun, you’ll be more committed to the process.