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Getting Back into the Swing of Things

Re-introducing a wellness routine to your life doesn’t have to be difficult or stressful, it’s all about how you plan, prioritize and execute! Below are some tips from our team with how they seem to do-it-all, whether they have 3 kiddos, coach the 5:30am class, or juggle a mountain of tasks. 

Make a plan.

Use 30 minutes on Sunday to map out your week and block off time in your schedule for working out. To make sure your excuses, or hectic mornings don’t get in the way, use the time on Sunday to also plan what you’re going to eat, what you’re going to wear (both to work and to class!) and inform everyone in the house what you have going on. Tip: for many, working out in the morning alleviates some of the pressure the rest of the day can put on you. The time you spend on Sunday to prep for your week will end up saving you so much energy and will help you to stick to your routine. 

Make sure you…

  1. Pack your workout outfits, socks, running shoes and water bottle for the full week.

  2.  Meal prep your lunches – roasted veggies with different spices can keep it interesting

  3. Sync the time you’ve blocked off to workout on your personal and work computer. Extra reminders are always helpful.

Prioritize.

Do you overcommit? It happens to the best of us, usually out of our control. Whether you are running to and from soccer games, juggling 3 jobs, or just like to stay home with your dog, making sure to put yourself as a priority is important. If you are new-er to a fitness routine, you don’t need to go from 0 – 100 overnight. Set yourself up for success by being realistic on how often you can and should get to the studio, and if you’re confused just ask one of our coaches!

Ask yourself…

  1. What part of my current routine can I make more efficient?

  2. What un-healthy habits do I want to adjust? (like that 2pm Diet Coke pick-me-up)

  3. Do my commitments align with my priorities and can I say “no” to them?

 

Rise and Shine.

The real secret to a stable routine is a good night sleep (it’s seriously so important). When setting your alarm, make sure you have plenty of time to go through your morning routine and include buffer time incase something goes astray. Do you like to get work done in the morning or a few house chores out of the way? Do you and your family have breakfast together? If your current morning routine is push snooze until you frantically run out the door that’s a good indication that you’re not setting yourself up for success.

Try these hacks…

  1. Set out your clothes the night before based on the day ahead. Team meeting? Don’t forget to wear your power colors. 

  2. Do you dare switch from a night owl to a morning worm? Try it for a few weeks and see if your productivity and mood shifts. 

  3. Beat traffic in the morning by finding a studio close to your work.

Have another tip that you swear by? Tell us about it in the studio!