healthy habits that changed my life
There's one thing that helps me stay moving toward my #goals even when I'm tired or just not feeling it. It's pretty simple, too, now that I've got it set up. It's my routine!
For real, establishing a healthy routine takes a lot of the guesswork and legwork out of making good choices for your body and your mind. And that makes it soooo much easier to stick with it. Like, the whole point of a routine is allowing yourself to kind of get into autopilot. When it's just habit to drink enough water during the day or wake up and knock out your workout right away, you're a whole lot more likely to keep doing these things that will help you be your healthiest.
Tbh, planning your healthy routine is pretty easy. But getting your plan to the point that it is actually a routine def requires some work. Here are a few tips that I've used to help myself establish my own healthy routine — and that I hope will help you!
Make sure you enjoy it
Here's the thing with a routine. If you absolutely hate it, it's going to feel like a drag. And that means you're not going to maintain it. Even if you get to the point where things are a habit, if it feels like a grind, you're going to run out of steam eventually.
Stop trying to force yourself to do stuff you hate just because it's healthy! If you hate running, don't do it. Try other forms of cardio, like a dance workout, one of my HIIT videos, biking, or swimming. Same goes with those nasty-tasting health drinks. Add in LSF Plant Protein & Boosts and you'll actually look forward to drinking your protein or smoothie or whatever.
For real, the whole point of a healthy routine is to build your best life. And if you're not feeling what you're doing, that's no good! Take a step back and adjust your routine until you're actually excited about all of the pieces of it.
Start with baby steps
Girl, establishing a routine takes time! You legit cannot rush this. So start small.
If you're trying to drink more water, do something easy like carrying a reusable bottle with you. If you're trying to work out most days of the week, start with the Daily 10 in our LSF App. A ten-minute workout is such a good way to ease yourself into a regular workout routine! If you're trying to be cleaner, start with just making your bed every morning. If you're trying to be a little healthier, something as simple as adding one of our new boosts to your morning is such an awesome way to make it easier.
It's great to have big goals. But you need to make them achievable, and that means breaking them into baby steps. Look over your ideal healthy routine and pick out a few ways you can start small.