“Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.” – Jim Rohn
There are tons of great motivations for getting into running. Maybe it’s shedding that extra weight from the holidays, preparing for running season, or breaking your all-time personal best.
While those are all good reasons, when it comes down to it, only you know what your personal motivation for running is. Yet, even with all the good intentions in the world, unless you make a habit out of getting fit, one thing’s for sure—it won’t stick.
Well, what if we told you that there was a way to get some help for making a habit out of pursuing your fitness goal? Cue your Training Plan. A personal training plan is a surefire way to stay on track with a running goal, and help you make a habit out of the workouts you’ll be doing to get there. A training plan not only helps coach you while you run towards your goal, it reinforces the habit of running.
3 steps to forming a habit
1. The first is that specific trigger that initially gets you into doing something.
This can be as simple as having your workout gear on, or the time of day when you feel most energized. When you set up your training plan, you decide where and when you want to work out, based on the schedule that fits your needs. We recommend at least 3 days a week so that the habit sets in, and to get you used to your workout routine.
2. Then comes following that trigger to the behavior and establishing a routine.
Your plan will keep you on top of your training schedule, so you never miss a session. Whenever it’s a training day, you’ll get a reminder from your app, showing your planned workout and keeping that habit going strong.
3. The last step in cementing a habit is finding the reward in it.
As you begin to work your way through your plan, your pace and endurance will gradually improve. Remember that habit-forming reward? When it comes to running, there’s nothing more rewarding than making progress towards your ultimate goal. Checking out the in-depth statistics will provide insight into how you are improving, while the audio coach will guide you with feedback every step of the way.
So, why not give a training plan a try and make a habit out of reaching your fitness goals? With our help and your determination, you will.
Free your endorphins!
The Endomondo Team