5 tips to starting a workout routine

5 tips to starting a workout routine

I’ve probably waffled on more than once in the past few months about my lack of working out since Beastie was born and how badly I need/want to get back into it. I know that I feel a million times better when I work out – both physically and mentally. It’s a great way of burning off stress and helps me sleep better, makes me think twice about putting so much junk food into my body and makes me stronger. I don’t know why I’ve been so resistant to starting again, I can only blame lack of sleep. Which is silly, because I know that exercise will combat how exhausted I am. It’s taking the first steps that are the hardest. I’m a true creature of habit, once I start working out daily again, I know I’ll have no issue keeping it up. If you wear a fitness tracker, it’s a wonderful motivator to beat your own goals – you can get some fab new straps here too https://mobilemob.com.au/collections/fitbit-sense-bands.

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1| Find a workout you love.

If you hate running, then don’t do it. You’ll find any excuse to not go. Pick a workout that you actually enjoy and you’ll be more inclined to stick with it. If you like the gym, then off you go – if you have childcare issues then find something you can do at home. I have a cross trainer at home, and I actually really enjoy using it. I’ll hop on there for a half hour session or else I’ll pick a Youtube workout that I can do in the living room – BeFIT or Blogilates are my two favourite channels.

2| Get a good playlist

If I’m on the cross-trainer, music is paramount. I need a playlist full of just-the-right-tempo songs to keep me going. I have a few customised ones {Beyonce’s ‘All The Single Ladies’ has always been one of my favourite running songs – so now if I hear it in the shop I have the urge to run!!}, but Spotify have some great running playlists that will detect the tempo you run at and play songs that match!

3| Splash out on some new workout clothes

yes, you can workout in a pair of last years leggings and that ancient {but comfy} t-shirt.  But honestly, treat yourself – some brand new, nice workout clothes will make you feel so much better {and workout better?!} I’ve just discovered the Sundried women’s activewear. A range of leggings, tanks, t-shirts and sports bras that are designed with elegant and ergonomic features to enable your best performance.  Sundried really appealed to me as they make responsibly produced apparel, hand-made in Portugal. They have partnered with The Low Carbon Innovation Fund, which has allowed them to produce their men’s and women’s activewear with complete transparency. Each item of Sundried clothing is uniquely coded, which allows you to track the journey of the garment along with a donation to Water for Kids. I LOVE their Grivola T-shirt – perfect for working out, but looks just as good paired with jeans for the day time.

4| Get the right footwear

The right pair of trainers can make a huge difference – what you wear on your feet really can make you faster, stronger, and more coordinated. I’ve just added a pair of these enertor soles to my running trainers, and I was amazed at the difference that they made! Totally worth investing in.

5| Stick with it

It takes a few weeks to make working out a habit, so the key is to workout 4-5 days a week for 3-4 weeks to get that habit to stick. If you exercise sporadically you’ll always feel like you’re starting from scratch. Challenge yourself to stick with it – after a few weeks you’ll even start to look forward to your workout, and it will become normal to exercise regularly.

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  1. Alice

    July 6, 2016 at 21:06

    I’m with you – it’s SO hard to get a workout routine going! Yet I know I’ll feel a million times better for it. I need to get back on it too, these are great tips x

  2. Slummy single mummy

    July 7, 2016 at 18:02

    Great tips and the first one about finding a sport or activity you enjoy is so important – I found that with netball, partly due too to the other people.

  3. Adele at Beautiful Tribe

    July 8, 2016 at 11:58

    I wish I’d stuck with some form of exercise through this pregnancy. I’m looking forward to getting into something as soon as I’ve recovered from the birth, though.

  4. Fritha

    July 18, 2016 at 19:17

    I’m really thinking I need to start with some kind of exercise! I used to be a really avid swimmer but I don’t like my local pool and it seems like such a faff! x

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