How do you stick to an exercise regimen? I always start well and then let it slide.

Sing Y.
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Nya R.
I set reminders for myself and always remember the body needs a pick me up and create a mindset that will push me to workout daily…..

Suhaida U.
I found the tips in this app – visualizing myself put on my fitness attire, slip on my running shoes, and then just do it. And imagining the sweat the proud feeling I have after every workout makes me just go on with my routine. Hope tgis also lasts …. 16 days and counting…. 🀞🀞🀞

Kizzie S.
I’m not a huge fan of vigorous exercise so I prefer to do yoga in the mornings to slowly wake up. A few jumping jacks is about the extent of my workout in the mornings, along with walking the stairs at work.

Cemal U.
It is hard in the beginning but you have to remember yourself how good it will be for you, maybe say "I will exercise everyday this week" and then when you're letting it slide say "let's just do this today and then there will be just X days to the end of the week".

Ma A C.
I like to follow workout challenges and do workout that I like the most (ex. I hate working out at home but I love hiking)

Minnie N.
Tell someone you're going to do something like going to the gym, and then you have committed and are held responsible, even if they are never going to ask.

Bri Z.
I just started exercising on a routine about a week ago. I keep thinking about my end result and what I want versus what I have.

Jamie Z.
Try different things until you find what you really like. Then stick with it until you get used to it.

I found I'm motivated by working out with others. I went to a cardio and a kickboxing class for years and became used to the intensity. When the kickboxing class ended, I started working out with the instructor at his house. Now I work out with him twice a week and at the cardio class once a week. It took me a lot of time to get used to this.

Anna N.
1)find exercises that you actually like (example: if you hate the treadmill, find an alternative or you won't stay motivated for long)
2)find the right reason for you to exercise. Remind yourself of it every time before your session. A weak motivation that doesn't come from you is not gonna help. Find your own strong reason to exercise.
3)remember that body changes occur slowly, but they do occur! I can guarantee, and I'm not big on sweating for hours myself. But I promise you, you'll get where you want to be πŸ™‚

Victor E.
I have the same problem. I am an intermittent exerciser. Unless I am in team setting, I tend to begin and leave it short of the main objective. Usually when I hit a plateau.
However, the longest I have done was about 55 vonsecutive days and the secret was to do first thing in the morning.
If you wake and do it, willingly or not, at least you’re done with it before the day begins. What kills me usually is weekends (don’t know yet what to do about it), either because of late nights out or for not waking up same time; procrastinate once, then I lose control.
I want to be able to go 3 to 6 months non stop, really making it a habit.

Diocl Ia Q.
Start little, with just a 5-10 min walk at the same time every day. Then as it becomes a habit you can increase to longer/more strenuous things. You can also join a fitness program or group which puts a bit more responsibility onto you to complete the exercises because other people expect it as well

Jessica F.
I use this app called 21 days to build the habit. I'm further than I've ever gotten in my exercise regimen this way. Today is day 11 and I haven't missed a day.

Nicoline Z.
I tend to start well and slide later on due to working hours and feeling exhausted. I want to incorporate together with work to kill two birds with one stone

Hannah N.
I make it a habit, just like brushing my teeth. I make working out my normal and daily thing so it feels normal to do every day

Lolli N.
I give myself a small prize at the end of it, maybe I’ll get to read the next chapter of my book or treat myself to a new house plant ! Just a small thing. Eventually you won’t need it because having a fit body will be a good enough prize.

Zehra Z.
Personally, I just start really small. Like 5 push-ups, no big deal. Or maybe an extra trip for water downstairs, things like that. Key point for me is to not take it too seriously, because otherwise I get anxious and burned out and that way, it makes it harder to continue exercising if I've stopped for a day. Joining clubs also helps a lot and keeping yourself busy physically and mentally (so being present and focused on the tasks at hand instead of stressing and dreading also helps- setting yourself tiny, small things also helps you to not dread).

Daisy A.
You have to set your mind to it out reminders every where you look. I always set a reminder for a time of day I know I'd have time to and set a reminder for one minute after that one a few times so my phone keeps going off to say hey get your goals done you got time stop slacking. Lol. Without all my reminders I'd probably forget after about a week it starts to just pop in my head and I just start doing it.

Hannah N.
Find a reason why you want to do it. Make that why the most important thing in your mind and prioritise it daily. Also only do the type of exercise you enjoy, if your friend or favourite celeb or family member is doing cardio but you dont like it, dont force yourself to do it. Theres so many types of movement out there you’ll find the best one with time

Amanda N.
The best thing to do is start small and build up slowly. Also make sure you pick an exercise you think you will enjoy. If it is something you love doing, it will be much easier to stick with it.

Freddie B.
Always be thinking about the reason you started doing it in the first place. To be more attractive? Healthy? Whatever it is, always keep that in mind. Always think about it.

Lisa N.
Lately I've been letting it slide. Once you start and get into routine it gets easy. Keep telling myself I can do this.
I m in control here. Just do it L. Even if for a few mins

Evangelos F.
i always try to keep going no matter what because i’m trying to prove to myself that i can do it. sometimes i do feel like i want to stop but it would feel like i’m hurting my own self. so just try ur best and you will succeed

Andrea F.
I used to be exactly the same, (& In all honesty I’m still not the best at sticking to one myself..) however, once I really thought about why I let it slide I found that I’d feel good sticking to the work outs for a short while, then feel a bit overwhelmed and give up. So instead of trying to jump into a full work out 3/4 times a week, I did only a few short exercises daily & increasing slowly every few days.. Once I fit 10 minutes into my morning routine, I didn’t notice adding 30-60 seconds (1-2 exercises) extra every few days. I also work out in the morning as it gives me more energy through the day.. but the main thing that has me sticking to work outs is past my injuries & having a horse – I need to regain my strength back fully & help prevent further risk of injuries. I hope some of this helped & good luck on your journey! Xo

Samantha E.
I always make sure that I have at least 30 that I'm not doing anything and I keep a yoga mat and weights in my room to remind me.

Shauna N.
I don’t drive so I basically walk everywhere if the weather is good. If it’s raining I get the bus but I always make sure I’ve my waterproofs with me

Anne N.
First of all I prioritize it. I convince myself that exercise is important by keeping it as one of the first things I do in the morning, before I do anything else that i had planned for that day.
Second of all I chose something that I "enjoy" on good days and "don't mind" on bad days. For me that's a 20 minute stretching session. What could it be for you?
From the fabulous letters i received during my first journey (which I advise you to read more then once!) I got that starting easy and starting small will always be the best way to motivate yourself to keep going.
Have you tried to integrate your exercise to your morning routine?
I believe that one of the letters adviced to get off at the train/bus stop before yours to walk to the place where you want to be. Or to keep your gym shoes near your bed and use clean gym clothes as a pijama.
I wish you the best of luck!

Stephanie N.
You give yourself grace. If you mess up one day it doesn’t mean you’re a failure. Consistency is what I’m after. I also try to
Remember on days when I β€œthink” I don’t have energy for it I like to remember how great I feel after I excercise. And starting slow is key on those days you can’t muster the energy. I find that if I don’t want to run if I just get up and start walking and then throw my playlist on I’m ready to run. Just start. Any pace. Any movement.