Creating a Fitness Routine. You wouldn’t know it just by looking at me today, but 6 years ago I was living a completely unhealthy lifestyle.

For years I struggled with my weight, not understanding what it meant to really live a healthy balanced life. I just wanted to lose weight and lose it fast. I took extreme measures, trying every fad diet and insane exercise program out there, only to end up back where I started or even worse off. 

45 pound weight loss transformation photo from love sweat fitness

Taking the first step to creating a new fitness routine is the hardest part. Whether you’re a student, starting a new career or just busy with life, finding time to workout can feel like one more thing you need to add to your “to do” list. 

Starting a new fitness routine is much easier than it may seem. Spending even just a few minutes each day getting your sweat on will relieve stress, increase energy and help you feel stronger and more motivated to take on life’s toughest challenges! Here’s our step by step on how to find your routine. 

Getting Started

Even if you only have 5 minutes to workout, it IS worth it! Find ways to add exercises into your day where and when you can…every little bit makes a difference if you stick to it. Once you start to feel and see the impact those 5 minutes are having, you’ll easily want to make it 10 or 20. 

Easy Ways to Add in Exercises:

Squats or lunges while you cook dinner

5 minute ab workout before bed 

Seated exercises like these at your desk 

Sometimes getting started means just fully jumping in. Trust us, we know it can be scary, but be fearless in pursuit of your goals girl! Sticking to a plan and having people to keep you accountable is one of my fave ways to jump in. The BEST way to do this is by signing up for our newest challenge, Spring Slim Down! 6 weeks of fitness moves and nutrition tips to get that bod ready for spring, plus support from the LSF community. What could be better? Sign up now!!

Set Your Goals

It’s important to have big goals that you will achieve over time, but creating smaller goals is even more motivational. Those small goals are what keeps you going and allows you to enjoy the journey. Put together a list in your 2020 #goals planner or in your Day Dreamer journal with your #1 goal at the top, followed by a bunch of smaller goals below. 

For example – 

Big Goal: Change my lifestyle to be more active and each healthy and to Lose 15-20 lbs.

Smaller Goals: Work out 5 times each week consistently, Do a sugar detox, Replace all the junk food in your cabinets with healthy nutritious snacks. Cut down on the cocktails, etc. 

Having smaller goals that help you achieve your big ones will give you reasons to celebrate along the way which gives you motivation to keep going!

Have a plan 

Goals are great, but having a plan will keep you motivated to make them happen! You can 100% find ways to incorporate exercise and healthy eating into your day, but sometimes figure out how to do that can be just as much work. The LSF App takes all the guess work out of improving your lifestyle. I created LSF the App to make it easy for ANYONE to do ANYWHERE. The app is perfect for anyone who wants to create a healthier lifestyle, see results and still enjoy life. 

If you’re ready to dive into a new, healthier version of you, write down your goals, have a plan and remember, good things come to those who sweat!

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Elisa (@hustleandglowgirl)
Elisa (@hustleandglowgirl)
7 months ago

Thanks for this!! Looking forward to resetting and committing to a healthy routine with SSD 2020.