Finding A Fitness Routine
I am so excited to have Priscilla, or P as her friends call her from Finding Pure Happiness today! Priscilla is a wife to her husband of 11 years and a momma to two little ones 2 year old Jase and 4 month old Savannah. Prior to getting pregnant, Priscilla struggled with infertility for 7 years. Her infertility was caused by a toxic relationship with diet & exercise and it wasn’t until she learned how to live a truly health lifestyle that she was able to conceive both my children naturally. Because of that journey that she decided to become a health & fitness coach & blogger. I met Priscilla on Instagram and was immediately drawn to her posts about Pilates, Yoga, PIYO and her journey. She is inspiring and I hope you enjoy her as much as I do.
I was SO excited when Annie asked me to do a guest post on her blog…I’ve been following her for a while now and love her style of writing and what her blog is all about. She asked me to write something fitness related so I thought a post about getting started would be the perfect topic to write about. Most of my clients struggle with this part, so if that’s your struggle too, I hope this helps!!
Tips for Getting Started on a Fitness Routine
- Schedule it in: I know for many of us mommas out there it can be easy to get caught up in all the stuff on our to-do lists that we often forget to take care of ourselves first. I’ve found that if I create a weekly workout schedule and work it around other obligations, I’m more likely to get in it 3-5 times a week.
- Wake up early: This is sort of piggybacking off my first point. If you look at your calendar and feel like you just don’t have those extra 30 min or so throughout the day to get in a workout, then waking up early might just be your ticket! I know for me personally when I switched to waking up before my kiddos to get my workout in, not only did it happen more consistently, but it also gave me those precious 30 min of “me time” to really focus on myself before the chaos begins! ;)
- Find something you love: For years, I treated a workout like work. It wasn’t something I enjoyed and would often have to push myself to get it done. Since changing my outlook on exercise and trying multiple types of exercise to find the one(s) that I actually enjoy, it no longer feels like work. Now I actually look forward to my workouts each day!
- Get moving even if you’re short on time: I used to be the type that if I didn’t have a full 45min to workout, then I didn’t feel like it was worth it. WRONG! Even just 10 min of yoga or a brisk walk can do SO much for your overall health! It’s great for your organs and perfect for clearing your mind of all the clutter. So even if you feel like you don’t have enough time, 10 min is better than nothing!
- Don’t let skipping a workout give you the opportunity to quit: Often times I’ll see with my clients that if they skipped a workout due to a work obligation or family function, they feel like just giving up all together. This is not an all or nothing sort of thing. If you have a plan to workout 5 days a week but can only get in 3 on a busy week, that’s OK! Don’t let obligations in your life derail you from focusing on you and your health. Things will come up and life gets busy, just try to make it a point to get moving on most days!
Thank you SO much for reading along…I hope you enjoyed my tips and find the desire to make fitness a priority in your life if you haven’t already.