Okay, so that’s not exactly how it goes, but the idea stands. Anybody who’s ever resolved to “get fit” knows factors like time, money, motivation and boredom can easily stand between the best of intentions and the door of the gym.
Making a workout routine stick isn’t always as easy as it sounds — and different approaches work for different people. Here, 17 people from The Glow HQ share the one thing that made it happen for them.
1. Go team
“When I was doing team sports, that was super simple to stick with. You had to go to training twice and week and the game on the weekend and you got shit from the team if you didn’t show up or had a poor excuse. You also wanted to train and play your hardest for the benefit of everyone.”
“Just this week I have bought expensive activewear in the hope it will guilt me into doing more running.”
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3. Goodbye, snooze button
“I set my alarm and I don’t give myself a chance to snooze. I jump out of bed and then I have to follow through and exercise.”
4. A dedicated workout buddy…
“I have a swimming buddy. She pushes me to come to the pool when I’m feeling sluggish, and I push her to come when she is. We motivate each other. It’s also a really really lovely way to stay in touch with a friend so regularly.”
5. Or a squad
"The time I go to the gym is the time my boyfriend and housemates go too. It's nice after a day's work to have time to yourself at the gym and then spend the commute back home with friends who share a common interest as you — a sort of club. You get to know their goals and see them progress and achieve as you are too. It really helps to motivate me and keep me going on my fitness routine."