Consistency and change. I know that sounds like an oxymoron, but when it comes to fitness, it’s the best thing you can do for yourself. Creating healthy workout habits comes from consistency, whether that’s going for a run, heading to a group exercise class or being active with your family.
After you’ve established that lifestyle, you should make changes. A body gets used to what you put it through. You don’t need to do a complete reboot of your routine, but small tweaks can make a big difference in your progress.
Working out with others adds a social and interactive dimension that many of us find inspiring and energizing. Music is another major motivating factor for a lot of people. For me, it’s the difference-maker in getting through a long run or tough set. A few of the frequents on my playlist (please don’t judge): Survivor’s “Eye of the Tiger,” Rihanna’s “Rude Boy” and Disclosure’s “Omen.”
Just keep mind that, as you become increasingly consistent in your workouts, your body gets accustomed to it. The more times you run a mile, the more your body adapts to that distance. Muscles start to run on autopilot, and you end up burning less because you’re not working as hard. So keep filling that memory with fresh content, and your body will thank you.