Creating Good Habits
The At Home Wellbeing team understand we all live in a whirlwind and finding the right work life balance can be tricky, with this in mind we’ve created a timetable of classes aimed at supporting your needs and creating a helpful routine……. But why is this important???
The problem with trying to make exercise a habit, and it’s something that we’ve all faced, is that you usually try to exercise 3 or 4 times a week … and that makes creating a new exercise habit difficult. The reason is that the more consistent an action is, the more likely it is to be a habit.
Therefore exercising every day is more likely to result in a habit — We like quotes here at AHW so here is the first for this bit: ‘The only thing holding you back is you’
If you’re going to make training a habit, start with a 30-day Challenge, and by the end of the challenge your habit should be pretty well ingrained. One of the team here at AHW took it a step further and did the 100 day press up challenge and now 2 years later he’s still doing his press ups but also training in many different ways!
Here are some pointers to get you started:
1. Set a time. Decide whether you’re more likely to stick with it in the morning or lunchtime or evening, and stick with that time. Soon, it’s not a habit at all.
2. Send yourself a reminder – By booking into the classes on the App timetable we will send you a reminder!
3. Start small – Don’t expect to be beach body ready and able to run a marathon straight away, slow and steady wins the race. Don’t try to do really hard stuff early on. All our classes contain options for different levels and experience. Enjoy the process as you’ll enjoy the results more by doing so.
4. Progress later. Once your body is used to daily exercise, you can slowly start to increase the amount and intensity of your exercise. We’d recommend looking to progress every two weeks, increase time or intensity but not both at once
5. Make it pleasurable. We’ve said it once but it’s important, enjoy yourself. Enjoy the music (Play your own), take part with friends but remember you are training not chin wagging!
6. Lay out your gear. Always get your training gear ready the day ahead so you don’t pack in a panic. ‘Fail to prepare, prepare to fail’
7. Just Do it – We can ALWAYS find a reason to avoid but you will 100% feel better physically and mentally by training
8. Mix it up. – Don’t always to the same thing, you will get bored and things become easy and therefore the why bother creeps in ‘If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always had’
9. Have a rest day. Recovery is very important, which is why you need to give your body a chance to rest. However….. If you are only doing light training you don’t need to or you can just turn down the intensity occasionally
10. Don’t skip a day (Unless it’s rest) – Why put of today what you’ll try to put off tomorrow!!
Be the best you can be and let AHW support you along the way!! Tell us how you’re getting on as we’d love to hear. Enjoy the timetable and book as many as you like!!
Yours in health & wellbeing – The AHW team.