Starting off the year with a commitment to fitness is a common goal, but how can you keep the momentum alive and make it a lasting part of your routine? The secret may lie in ditching the conventional approach and adopting different tricks that seamlessly integrate fitness into your daily life.
It’s a familiar story – setting lofty fitness goals with all the right intentions, only to see motivation dwindle as routines become mundane. The struggle is real, and many find themselves slipping back into the comfort of their old habits. So, what’s the game-changing solution?
Picture a world where your workout routine effortlessly blends with your daily activities, making exercise an organic part of your lifestyle. The secret lies in ditching rigid schedules and embracing a more fluid approach to fitness.
Consider this innovative strategy: tie your workout routine to the unproductive entertainments you enjoy.
For instance, if you’re a social media enthusiast hooked on watching reels, challenge yourself to do a set number of exercises for every reel consumed. For example 1 push up for every reel watched.
It’s not about quantity; it’s about staying committed to your word. Whether it’s pushups, squats, or any exercise of your choice, let your entertainment become the catalyst for your fitness journey.
I can give you my own example of chess addiction – for every three minutes chess game played online, I do 5 pushups. My daily tally easily surpasses 100, proving that fitness doesn’t have to be a monotonous routine but rather an integrated part of your passions.
But fitness isn’t just about exercise; it’s also about nourishing your body and you can do that too unconventionally like:
- setting meal times that make your body go through intermittent fasting.
- making dietary choices like minimizing sugar intake but indulging in occasional treats.
- walking after every big meal.
Remember, the key is to find a system that works uniquely for you.
For some, getting fit is not a dedicated daily task but rather a byproduct of lifestyle choices. Explore a fitness routine that aligns with your preferences and habits. The goal isn’t to follow a strict regimen but to discover a personalized system that ensures long-term commitment and success.
Summary of Unconventional Fitness Tricks that work for me:
The approach that suits me best involves blending exercise seamlessly into my routine: one pushup for each reel watched, five pushups for every three minutes of chess played.
I stick to two meals a day around 11 am and 7:30 pm, aligning with intermittent fasting for internal system benefits and improved focus throughout the day.
I avoid routine sugar intake, but I don’t strictly adhere to these habits 100% of the days.
Occasionally, I give myself a break for a day or two, especially with meals, but the one rule I rarely break is my commitment to pushups. I also do farmers walk with weights sometimes after meals.
The whole purpose of this blog post is to give you an idea that you can also develop your own fitness routine with your own unconventional tricks and it will help you a lot in keeping your new year’s fitness resolution. I wish you health and best of luck 🙂