Make Working Out A Habit

It can be tough going starting a new workout routine and your willpower might be tested along the way! Trust me, you CAN make working out a regular habit. These tips can help you beat workout struggles:


Set goals

Goal setting can help you stay focused. Make your goals specific. Rather than saying ‘I want to get fit’, maybe you want to be able to do 10 pushups on your hands, without stopping. Each time you reach a goal, set a new one. Tapping into your own motivations can help you to build habits and push you to keep working hard, even when you want to quit!


Find a routine you like

Pushing yourself through a workout style that you hate is not the way to form a healthy relationship with exercise. Find an activity that you enjoy doing and you’re more likely to stick to it. Fitness is not a one-size-fits-all solution. A routine that feels fun for you can help keep your interest and make it easier to keep going.


Get a workout buddy

Having a personal supporter, or at least someone who will help keep you accountable, is a great way to make working out a habit. If someone is waiting for you at the gym, you’re less likely to leave them hanging!


Be ready for setbacks

After starting a new fitness routine, it’s really common to hit a roadblock. Maybe you aren’t seeing the results you’d hoped for at this point. You might have suffered an injury. Rather than dwelling on the negative, look at the positives of your new routine. You might have found you have more energy, or maybe you’ve discovered how good that “runner’s high” really feels.


Invest in awesome workout clothes

Feeling good about what you look like when working out can make all the difference to your motivation levels! Treat yourself to that crop you have been eyeing, or those new pair of shoes. Once you put those clothes on, you are a whole new person who is ready to work it. Goodbye tired girl, hello fitness goddess!


Make every step count

Are you tracking your steps and activity? It’s amazing how addictive it becomes! Not to mention it makes you more aware of how much exercise you’re actually getting during the day. If you have an apple watch – you can even sync my app up with it, which does all the work for you!


Don’t feel you need to make all of these suggestions into habits all at once, but they can be a great way to get started.


Wherever you are in the world, have a lovely day ❤

A, x (1)

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Hello, my name is Anita, I am a 23 year old Croatian girl who loves reading self development books & following others blogs. Having said that, I have decided to create a site that consist of sharing my hobbies daily blogs, daily affirmations, healthy recipes, DIY projects, places I travel to etc. Discovering Your Happiness has a goal of sharing my happiness with you to help you discover your happiness also.

18 thoughts on “Make Working Out A Habit”

  1. Great tips for sure!! Definitely makes a difference in comfort and helps to motivate when you have a new outfit to wear that is made to work out in. Getting a comfortable, supportive sneaker I think makes a huge difference as well. I had a difficult time hitting the gym myself so I ended up hiring a personal trainer and I treat each of our meetings as if it were one of my doctors appointments (I’m a cardiac patient)- an appointment that I cannot miss if I want to get healthier and make my heart stronger.

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  2. Very useful tips, thank you for that. I would add : find somebody who made it and talk to him/her. Models help, advise helps. Especially for work out, loosing weight, getting in shape etc because it is about many things : working out, eating, sleeping, mindset, motivation, all these count. All the best!

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  3. Hey Lovely A, I was just over at KJ Smith’s page (A Couple of Stars and a Happy Face).
    Her post #286 reasons to smile was about progress. She had a quote that made me think of you. “Progress Begins When You Do.”

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    1. I would have to agree! I started out with just 3 outfits – now my workout clothes take up half of my closet! Can’t help it, especially when you hit some seriously good sales that you simply cannot pass up….ok…I think may have a workout clothes addiction, lol!

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