If you didn't get into that fitness routine like you planned in January, who cares? Start tomorrow! Start today! Start at a time that works best for you to be consistent. If you need some motivation, marathoners share tips on how to stick to a routine. Consistency is key! I have been consistently working out for the past 14 months, and I co-sign on these great tips.
For one, if you are going to workout on a consistent basis, it has to be at a time convenient for you. If you're not a morning person, scheduling a 5am class at a gym will probably not work. Find a gym closest to work or home for you, no excuses. Pack your gym bag before you leave your home for the day. Have workout equipment at home or check out a good no equipment you tube workout video. Free.
Set doable goals. I was recently approached about running a marathon. Well, i'm not even at a 5k yet, so yeah, I am going to start by focusing on that. If you set your goals too high, you could run the risk of getting frustrated and give up all together.
Define your why and focus on that. Is your goal to feel mentally better? Is your goal to live longer? Is your goal to lose weight. Always take it back to that why to keep going.
Focus on what you can control. There are so many factors in life that are beyond our control. Working out, we can control that. We can make sure we make time for it everyday. Your world could spin out of control, but you can still workout. Working out will help in times when your world spins out of control.
Set mini-challenges. Walk before you run. Again, if you want to bench press 200 pounds, it won't happen today, but you can work up to it. If you want to run that marathon, start with a half marathon, start with a 5k. There are so many great training programs. You. Will. Get. There.