6 Tips to Keep You Working Out Consistently

6 Tips to Keep You Working Out Consistently

The biggest complaint I hear as a health and fitness coach is, “I don’t have enough time.”

Trust me—I get it! As a full-time working mom with four small children I, too, am plagued with not enough hours in the day.

So here’s 6 simple tips to keep you consistently working out.

Video Transcript

The biggest complaint I hear as a health and fitness coach is, “I don’t have enough time.”

Trust me—I get it! As a full-time working mom with four small children I, too, am plagued with not enough hours in the day.

So here’s 6 simple tips to keep you consistently working out.

1. Schedule It

Busy people MUST schedule their workouts. I mean it…open up your google calendar, ical—whatever you use, and schedule it into your day (just as you would a dentist appointment or a work meeting.) This ensures you DO have the time each day.

If your schedule is always jam packed, you can’t start the day thinking you’re going to fit exercise in somewhere.

2. Keep Your Scheduled Appointment

Now that your exercise is scheduled—keep your appointment!
Don’t change it, reschedule it, or skip it.

You’d never skip an important work meeting, then tell your boss, “I didn’t feel like showing up today.”

Your health and well-being is just as important (if not more) than any other appointment. Honor yourself.

3. Exercise First Thing In The Morning

Most of us don’t have business meetings and doctors’ appointments at 5:30 am. This is prime time to get your workouts done since you’ll never have conflicting appointments. (This is the ONLY time I can exercise.)

I realize morning workouts sound brutal to most people—but after two weeks you get used to it. I promise!

4. Mix Up Your Workouts

Day one, do a HIIT workout—day two, lift heavy weights—day three, increase joint mobility with yoga.

Boredom is one of the biggest reasons why people don’t stick with an exercise program. Don’t wake up and run every day—you’ve got to mix it up!

5. Make It Fun

The more fun you have while exercising, the more likely you are to do it.

On weekends go for a long bike ride or hike with your family. Or, do your normal exercise routine with your family.

On the weekends I workout with my girls. Their energy is contagious and we laugh the whole time (which burns more calories!)

I also do yoga with my husband once a week. We look forward to this little mini-date.

6. Join A Fitness Accountability Group

Let’s face it. It’s easy to give up on yourself, because nobody knows if you skipped your workout (or ate an entire cake!)

By joining a support group, you’re forced to stay accountable, because others are looking for you to check in that day. It’s like having your own team of cheerleaders. You feed off their energy which propels you forward.

There you have it—six simple tips to keep you consistently working out. The better the consistency, the better the results!

Now You.

What tips do you have for working out consistently? I definitely want to know. The more tips I have, the better.

Cheers to your health,

Mariah

Join My Online Fitness Accountability Group

I’d love to have you! We have the most amazing group of supportive men and women wishing to lose anywhere between 10-90 pounds.

You will not (I guarantee!) find a more supportive and motivating group on the web. Trust me…join and you’ll see.

I use Beachbody programs to coach you through, but you don’t have to do a Beachbody program if you prefer to do your own workout routine and use the group for support and accountability.

All you need to do is click here and register for a FREE teambeachbody account. 

Once I see you in my roster, I’ll get you added to our group.

Let’s DO this!

 

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  1. Silvia

    Yes, scheduling I think it’s crucial! Otherwise it is not going to happen.
    But not sure if I’ll ever be able to get up at 5.30 am and exercise! I admire people who do it this way.
    Loved the video. I didn’t see the link to the accountability group.
    Thanks,

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    • Mariah Dolan

      Amen Silvia! You just have to schedule your workouts, otherwise they don’t get done.
      Getting up at 5:30am is tough…I’m not going to lie 😉 But, you really do get used to it. It takes about 2 weeks, so hang in there!

      Also, my apologies for not addressing the link. I’ll fix that in my post.

      We have the most amazing group of supportive women (and a couple men 😉 ) wishing to lose anywhere from 10-90 pounds. I use Beachbody programs to coach people through, but you don’t have to do a Beachbody program if you’d rather do your own exercise program yet still have the support and accountability of the group.

      To join our Wellness Warriors group, click here and register for a FREE teambeachbody account. Once I see you in my roster, I’ll add you to our accountability group.

      Let me know if you have any questions, Silvia 🙂

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  2. Joy

    Great reminders, Mariah. I recently found out how much fun it can be to work out in a group. I was invited to a circuit class with other moms from my kids’ school. We have so much fun being “tortured” by the extremely cute instructor. We laugh (at ourselves mostly) the whole hour. Highly recommend finding a group. Even when I’m working out solo I like to remember WHY I work out. I do it because getting movement every day is good for the mind, body and soul. And it’s cheaper than therapy!

    Can’t wait for your posts on fermented foods. I’m always looking for more ways to incorporate fermented foods into my family’s diet.

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