4 Simple Ways To Create & Stick To A Healthy Routine

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4 Simple Ways To Create & Stick To A Healthy Routine

Whether you’re just starting to work out, or you want to make exercise a regular part of your life, creating a routine can be an effective way to maintain your fitness motivation.

A daily and weekly routine can help you to get the most out of your workout program, and set you up for success when it comes to achieving your goals.

How to establish a good routine

Being organised is key to creating a good routine.

It might be difficult to establish a routine when you’re starting out, but approaching your goals systematically and holding yourself accountable can make it feel less overwhelming.

Whether you’re taking part in a Sweat Challenge or you have your own plan in mind, here are some tips to help you form a positive and productive routine.

Work out at the same time each day

If you’re new to working out, try exercising at different times of the day to discover what suits your lifestyle and works best around your other commitments — this will also help you to understand when you have the most energy and can get the most out of each workout. 

Once you’ve decided on an optimal time for exercise, schedule your week’s workouts at the same time each day — you’re more likely to stick to them if you’re working out when you feel your best. 

There are lots of ways to stay healthy on a busy schedule, simply by making healthier habits a regular part of your day.

Try weekly meal prep

Good nutrition can support your health and fitness goals and having a healthy eating routine can make it much easier to beat the urge to reach for unhealthy processed or convenience foods.

Start by creating a list of healthy dishes you enjoy, then set aside time to do a weekly shop and meal preparation — cook your food in large batches, and portion them out to meal sizes for you or your family, and freeze them for days when you’re short on time.  

Planning and preparing your meals can be more convenient than takeaway or home delivery, making it easier to stick to your health goals.

Healthy Routine

How to stick with your routine

Creating a healthy routine is simple — here are some of the best ways you can stick to it. 

Create a weekly schedule that covers everything 

For exercise or meal preparation to become a part of your routine, you need to create healthy habits

That means making time in your week to work out, to meal prep and for rest days. Plan one whole week at a time so you know you’re making time for everything you want to achieve — it won't always be easy and there will be days where you don't feel like sticking to your schedule. 

Try to push through any mental barriers like negative self-talk, and follow through with what you originally planned. Over time, it will become easier to dismiss any limiting thoughts that might hold you back and stop you from sticking to your schedule.

By making your health a non-negotiable, you’ll be surprised at how much more committed you become to following through on your plans!

Make sure you have a backup plan

No matter how much you schedule, routines aren’t foolproof — and that’s okay. 

Don’t feel discouraged if you have a fitness setback or miss your scheduled workout. Be prepared with a backup plan so unhealthy habits don't take over. 

That might mean keeping a spare set of workout clothes and sneakers in your car or making your workouts more social so you can fit them in while you catch up with friends. 

You might even bookmark healthy recipes for the days when you’re short on time and need some inspiration.

Get committed — and start now!

If you want to reorganise your routine and make long-term changes to your health and fitness, it’s going to take commitment. 

Break your goals down into small tasks to make them more achievable — and keep focused by reminding yourself why you wanted to make changes in the first place. Do this regularly to ensure you stay committed to your new routine.

The best time to start is right now — let us know your plans in the comments below!

* Results may vary. Strict adherence to the nutrition and exercise guide are required for best results.

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