How to stick to a wellness routine in late summer
It’s now the later part of summer and either our wellness routine is going smoothly or maybe we’ve hit a few bumps in the road. If you’ve hit a few bumps here are a few tips to get back on track to help you achieve your fitness goals.
How you can build a wellness routine
Schedule your workouts. Get out your calendar and put them in as appointments. Don't break them! As soon as you start breaking one or two you start training yourself that it's okay not to be consistent and soon you lose respect for your own word.
Write your workouts or have a plan for the gym. Another common mistake is you don't have a plan when you get to the gym or have 30 minutes at your house and then you spend 15 minutes figuring out what to do and only have 15 minutes left. If you don't know what to do hire a trainer, purchase a fitness app, mark youtube workouts you enjoy, write down workouts from instagram from trainers you like, buy a product that includes workouts.
Morning & evening routines- Depending on your day you might have time for a morning routine or not. If you know you could be getting up 15 minutes earlier do so. Grab a journal and just write, grab a book and read, or use the insight timer to meditate. Have a plan though. Again when we have no plan nothing happens. You have to be intentional that's how you succeed with a wellness routine. For your evening routine instead of unwinding with wine as that was responses I had choose differently. You have to have a plan. Once more I have the few things I like to do. Somedays I work, sometimes I have clients, other days I want to watch a tv show. Almost every night though I read. I have a book on my nightstand and read for 10-20 minutes to unwind.
Nutrition- have a plan. You need to map out meal plans if you want to succeed with nutrition. If this is an area you're struggling with start charting it. Most of the time we think we are doing way better than we actually are. You need to bring awareness to the area you're struggling with instead of doing the same thing over and over that's not working it will keep giving you no results. Eat seasonally notice what foods are in season. The summer is a great time to eat lighter, fresh foods. If you're not hungry at night you don't need to eat.
Yes this might seem like a lot but honestly it's those who make plans in all of these areas that have the most success with their health. If you don't have time to make a plan it's not a priority for you right now. That's a little tough love as I used to work from 4:30am-10pm and I still made time to build my plan. Another note-the more you plan the easier it will get. Give yourself an hour to map out a plan for the rest of this month in all of those areas. The only plan I do weekly is nutrition. My workouts I do at the end of the month before and I just review my schedule for the upcoming week but my workouts are already planned and in my calendar. So this plan will save you time in the long run.