10 Ways to Start New In 2020 With Your Fitness Routine
Are you feeling overwhelmed heading into 2020? We all know life can be a balancing act. From juggling your career, trying to be a best friend, dedicated partner or family member to doing your laundry (yuck!), squeezing in a workout, all while trying to stay hydrated. Things add up!
Enter these ten ways to start new with your fitness routine. My hope for this year is to meet my own wellness goals and continue to inspire you to reach your own 🙂 Below are ten actionable items that help to motivation me when re-inspiring a fitness routine. From practical (reciting mantras) to personal (hitting a workout 4 days a week), keep scrolling for ten ways to inspire your 2020 fitness below.
Utilize mantras. Start of 2020 by switching up your personal narrative to “I can do this.” When you start to shift your internal dialogue to a positive one, you’ll notice your energy shift. That release will put you in the right headspace to get going.
Declutter your space. Did you know that we actually function more efficiently in organized spaces? If I’m starting something new, I’ll eliminate “visual chaos” and it immediately helps to reduce stress, increase productivity and improve my mindset.
Make a list of 2020 fitness goals. It could be that you want to run a 5K or do 10 consecutive chin-ups–whatever your goals are a list can serve as a road map for the year to come!
Create your new year playlist. Before I head to any workout, I pick my playlist. I *know* I’ll crush it when I set the tone, charging into my next WOD.
Switch it up. One of the BEST ways I find inspiration when working out is to experiment with new classes. From barre to pilates to kickboxing, there’s a workout that’s right for you.
Spend time outside! We hibernate all winter long, so consider prioritizing outdoor fitness like hiking, jogging or even cycling. Outdoor spaces are known to improve our mental states and can lower stress as well!
Stick to a schedule. This may be the hardest part. Make it your mission to catch as much sleep as you can, avoid missing a workout and really keep the momentum going. On average it takes ~60 days to start a new habit. So make the first 2 months count.
Retail therapy. Whenever I feel a fitness rut coming on, I find that a little retail therapy usually gets me right back in the mood to hit the gym. 90% of working out is the clothing anyways right?
Track your progress. I find that the best motivation to keep going is when I actually meet my goals, so don’t forget to check in with yourself.
Find your workout bestie. Grab a friend that will hold you accountable too. Having someone at your side can be great when you’re trying new classes too!