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3 Simple Ways to Make Exercise a Habit

Exercise - the thing we all know we should do, but often don’t want to do. It’s no secret exercise is incredibly beneficial to our physical, mental, and social health.

So why is it so difficult to get started, and keep it up in the long-term?

For most of us, it’s because it’s not something we want to do. Either we’ve had bad experiences with exercise in the past (old school PE lessons), or because we don’t have the motivation to get out there and do it.

So, understandably, it’s difficult to implement regular exercise into our lives, even though we are aware of the amazing benefits it has.

To help you make exercise a habit, try out these 3 simple tips.

Find something you love

Where is the one place you think of when we talk about exercise? The gym. The gym is where everyone thinks they should go when looking to add more exercise into their lives.

Now let me ask you this; what sports do you enjoy? I’m guessing you didn’t say exercising on a treadmill or the weight machines. It’s more likely you said something like netball, dance, or football. It comes to no shock these sports are also forms of exercise, so why does everyone automatically think of the gym when we talk about exercise?

Sure, gyms are a great place to get fit and hang out, if you’re into that kind of thing.

However, gyms aren’t everyone's cup of tea. Just like netball, football, and dance aren't everyone's cup of tea. To stick to something in the long-term, you need to find something you love, that makes you come back for more. Just like a Netflix's series, you wouldn’t continue watching a series you didn't enjoy, much the same with exercise, if you’re not enjoying what you’re doing, you’re probably not going to stick with it for very long.

Try out a range of activities, and if you don’t like it try something else - there’s bound to be something that gets you hooked.

Have a go at the Rosie workouts, you never know you might just find a new love for kettlebells! I always aim to make them fun, upbeat music and you'll never be bored of repetitive workouts.

Create a Social Connection

Everything in life is better with friends at your side, including exercise. There are 2 key benefits of having a social community within your chosen exercise regime. Firstly, they make you want to go back, secondly, they will persuade you to come back even if you’re not really feeling it.

When choosing your exercise regime look at joining clubs or classes, and get involved with the other members. If that all sounds a bit much at the moment, that’s fine. Try bringing a friend along, or have a friend workout with you. You’ll all help each other through this journey together.

The same goes for the Rosie workouts, be active in the support group and you'll find a whole bunch of cheerleaders spurring you on. Use the FB group to get an accountability partner. Motivate each other and set some goals together as a team.

Make Exercise a Priority

Exercise is necessary for a healthy life, which is why we need to make it a priority. Schedule exercise into your calendar the same you would with an important meeting. You’re less likely to skip a session if it’s planned into your day. Don’t rearrange unless it is a legitimate reason, and no, an extra Netflix show does not constitute a legitimate reason haha!

It takes 21 days to form a habit, so give yourself the goal of committing to exercise for 21 days minimum. I love the mantra "I am seeing what happens when I don't give up!"


Top tips? ❤️

Have you got any extra top tips that you have found helpful? Share your secrets below and let's all help each other!

Or just drop me a comment and let me know what you think.

Rosie ❤️



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