Unfortunately, there are plenty of uncontrollable variables that deter us from moving forward on our fitness journeys. Whether it be an injury, a hectic work schedule or the required attention from your children, it’s hard to keep up.
Those are some of the things that you cannot plan ahead for and thus may find it difficult to make time for a workout. However, there can be a lot of petty things that’re keeping you from getting your butt moving! If that’s the case, we’ve provided you with 8 steps to help you get back on track!
1. Choose a Start Date
If you’re not currently in the right mindset to re-embark on your fitness journey, which is usually the case, pick a future start date. By future, we mean within the next couple weeks, we don’t want you wandering too far off the beaten path.
2. Take Things One Step at a Time
You have to learn how to walk before you run. Trying to take one too many steps at once can leave you feeling overwhelmed and simply just not satisfied in what you’re doing. Instead of cutting out sugary drinks, running an extra mile and lifting five days a week, try just one of those things at a time.
3. Get Someone to Join You on Your Journey
Staying committed is never easy, which is why having someone who counts on you to join them for a trip to the gym or your ILKB class can be beneficial. Beware, you don’t want a partner who will make frequent excuses as to why he or she can’t make it. Find someone who’s just as motivated and determined to become a better version of themselves.
4. Don’t Forget to Make It Fun
It’ll be really difficult to be consistent with your workouts if you don’t enjoy what you’re doing. Running isn’t for everyone, so try other cardio exercises like cycling or rowing. Lifting weights isn’t for everyone either so try some calisthenics like push-ups or pull-ups. It also couldn’t hurt to begin playing a sport that you enjoy. That could be a good mix of both cardio and strength training depending on the sport.\
5. Provide Yourself a Motive
Can’t imagine it being very motivating to better yourself if you don’t know why you’d want to better yourself. Do you want to be able to play with your kids without losing your breath? Do you want to run a marathon? Or do you simply want to look better in a bikini? At any point, if you’re feeling doubtful or too lazy to continue, just remember your motive and how much better it would feel to achieve that goal than it would be to eat that slice of pizza or watch that television program from the couch.
6. Remove Any and All Deterrents
What’s stopping you from reaching your desired physical appearance? Is it the fast food? Try substituting one bad meal a day for a healthy one (remember, baby steps). Do you just enjoy binge watching Netflix from your couch? Instead of watching yet another episode, take 30 minutes to ride a stationary bike.
7. Stay Hydrated
Drinking water throughout the day is just as, if not more, important as eating better or working out. If you aren’t properly hydrated, you’ll find yourself struggling to find the energy to workout.
8. Don’t Lose Sight of What’s Important
It’s very hard to develop new, healthy habits. So when you do end up creating a good habit, don’t let yourself break the habit like you have your bad ones. Remind yourself of all the time and effort you’ve put into making yourself a better, healthier and happier version of you.
If you have any advice to keep on track with your progress, weigh in by commenting below!
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