Are you looking for a little help establishing a healthy day-to-day routine in your life? Or maybe you’re looking for a little inspiration on how to take your health and fitness to the next level?
Today, I want to share my daily fitness routine and some habits to help you improve your daily workout routine.
During the school year, my routine is much more structured. So I like to drink my pre workout about 20 minutes before I plan to workout. I like to use this.
For my workouts, I usually do 3-4 days of strength training, and then 1-2 days of cardio. I absolutely LOVE Beachbody on Demand because I can do my workouts anywhere! If I can’t make it to the gym, I can just grab my phone or iPad and go to my room to get my workout in. On the days I want to go to the gym (free childcare!), I just download my workout ahead of time and take it with me!
After my workouts, especially the ones where I worked out hard/lifted heavy, I always drink my post workout. It helps aid my muscles in recovery, and combats muscle soreness.
One thing I must stress, is that you need a rest day! Sometimes more than one. It’s definitely important to listen to your body! I usually use my rest day to stretch or do yoga.
Now I want to share some habits with you to improve your daily workout routine. Especially if you’re just getting started (or starting back). 1. Choose a workout you will enjoy. Don’t try to choose something you know is too difficult or even too easy. Make sure it will challenge you, but not so much that it makes you miserable and dread doing it. 2. Use social media! I know that sounds weird, but if you put it out there, you will be more likely to follow through knowing people are expecting you to. 3. Find a support system. Accountability is SO important in your health and fitness journey. 4. Ease into it. If you find yourself struggling, just do what you can when you can, and you WILL get stronger! 5. Schedule your workout into your day. Just like anything else, write it down. You don’t miss doctor appointments, or dentist appointments. Don’t miss your workouts! 6. Set your clothes out the night before. It’s so much easier for me to not have to think about what I’m going to wear when I get up in the morning. It’s already out and ready for me to just throw it on. 7. Don’t be afraid to buy cute workout clothes. I LOVE buying new fitness attire. I find it way more fun and motivating when I look cute. 8. Your daily workout routine needs to be just that… DAILY. Yes, rest days are important, but it’s just as important to still MOVE on those days. That’s why I like to at least stretch or do yoga, maybe even go for a short walk. 9. Which brings me to rest day. Make sure you schedule those rest days! Yes, it’s ok if you have to take more than one. It’s more important that you listen to your body so you don’t injure yourself. If you need to move your day up sooner than you had planned, that’s ok too. Don’t beat yourself up about it. And last, #10, make this a LIFESTYLE change! This is not a fad or a temporary fix. You should be making this fitness routine a part of the rest of your life!
I’d love to hear your thoughts, or if you have any other tips you’d like to add. Feel free to leave a comment!