Recent university research shows that it takes 21 days to develop a habit. So next time you wish to start a new healthy routine with a personal trainer in Brighton and Hove, don’t tell yourself you are doing it for life; imagine that you are going to make a commitment for just 3 weeks. At the end of this period, the decision as to whether to continue may be easier than you think!
To help get into an exercise routine, set a particular time for your exercise each day/week. Decide whether you’re more likely to stick with it in the morning, lunchtime or evening and then keep to that time religiously. If your workout times are completely random it will be harder to benefit from the momentum of such a ritual and you’re more likely to put it off until you have more time or energy.
The importance of routine
As a personal trainer in Brighton, I have found that clients who stick to the same day and time each week achieve results in a shorter period of time. Blocking the dairy out in advance and ring fencing those sessions will make you feel like you are in control of your health, fitness and wellbeing. After all, exercise may not feel urgent, but it is important!
With your nutrition, in order to consistently eat well, you must plan in advance. Get into the habit of making double portions of each healthy meal you make and keep leftovers to be re-heated the next day (or even to freeze for the following week). You will save money and won’t have to rely on unhealthy convenience food because you have nothing else to hand.
Sunday is the perfect day to spend 2/3 hours doing your food prep for the week ahead. Just remember to have plenty of tupperware and freezer boxes to hand!