Female athlete resting on matEarlier this month we mentioned nailing down a gym routine for a more stress-free year. Here are some tips on how you can stick to one from our Charlotte, NC team at Closet and Storage Concepts.

Keep It Reasonable

Set a reasonable goal and work towards it until working out becomes a habit. Be sure to set a reasonable and healthy goal for ultimate success. If you set a goal to lose 20 pounds in 2 weeks, not only is that unrealistic, losing so much weight in such a short period of time can lead to failure in the long run. Healthy habits are much more valuable and will be sustainable.

Motivate For the Right Reasons

Don’t decide to get healthy for the guy who says you’re less than a 10 (also, that guy is probably a jerk). Stay motivated for yourself, first and foremost. The sooner you realize that you want to tone up for yourself, the faster you’ll be on your way to your most productive gym sessions. Stay motivated to stick with a gym routine because you want to be able to keep up with your kids or simply because you want to be stronger than you were before. Whatever your reason, make sure it’s personal.

Draft a Friend

A friend can keep you honest when working out. Draft a friend to try a new yoga class or ask them to simply send you words of encouragement when you need it. A friend or a loved one can go through the experience with you and help you stay motivated. Women conversing at gym

Stay Stylish

Just because you’re working out, it doesn’t mean you have to look frumpy. Find the gear that keeps you motivated and makes it easy to work out. Use the sports bras, shirts, and shorts that you want – whatever feels good. It’s no secret that what we wear can affect us just as much as what we eat. If you’re finding that it’s tough to find or store your gym gear, it might be time to upgrade your closet system. Give Closet & Storage Concepts of Charlotte, NC a call. We can help you find a custom closet solution that works for your lifestyle.


Don’t let one bad workout get you down. Listen to your body. If it’s screaming from exertion after one tough workout day, feel free to improvise and scale back. Mix up your workout if you’re looking for something new. Improvising can help you stick to your gym routine for the long haul – the important piece is to stay moving.

Stick with your gym routine and accomplish your goals. If you’re looking for more New Year resolution and organization tips, check out our blog. Or stop by our Charlotte, NC showroom to see our custom storage solutions in-person.

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