Everybody loves seeing someone’s before-and-after story that is victorious in their accomplishments. Coming up with a workout routine is extremely important for your future success. When you’ve decided that you want to get into shape (whether that’s losing weight, gaining weight, toning, building muscle, improving your health, etc), it’s time to make a plan that will set you up for a win. You will want to include both your weekly workouts and diet into your plan. If you want to see progress in your health (physically and mentally), create a workout routine that works for you and sets you up for true success.
Consistency, Scheduling & Accountability
The best plan for creating the optimal routine is one that’s realistic and progresses into more challenging exercises. This can set you up for a more consistent and long-term fitness goals. Consistency is key for your overall commitment to improving your health, so you will want to have a realistic and regular schedule. Your exercise regimen will depend on your intention for fitness. Whatever the intention, it should consist of a daily warm up, cardio activity, strength training, and a cool down. If you are someone that is great at starting new projects, it will be a good idea to find someone for your accountability. Some people keep themselves accountable with social media posts; however, you may be the type of person that needs a personal trainer to keep you on track. Whatever you need to stay consistent, on schedule and meeting your fitness goals – do what works for you!
Stay away from that workout routine plateau!
It’s one of the worst feelings when you notice that your progress has ceased, and you’ve officially entered a plateau. The reason for your plateau may be because your body adapted to the repetitive training stimulus and have not worked on all your muscles. Adding a variety to your exercise program improves your workout performance, training results, and prevents boredom doing the same workout over and over again. If you modify your workouts every two weeks, you will be more inclined to stick to your workout routine. Keep in mind that fatiguing muscles in a new pattern allows those muscles to a new training stimulus. This is great for your body and mind.