How to Get Back into a Fitness Routine
Getting Back into Working Out
Whether you’ve been out of your fitness routine for a few weeks or a few months (or even longer), it can sometimes seem tough to get back into a workout schedule.
It’s easy to feel discouraged or even overwhelmed in these situations, but it is possible to get back on track, no matter how long it’s been. Here are a few tips that will help you.
Find your Motivation
If you’re having a tough time getting started, find some things that motivate you. Try to avoid external motivators like how you’ll look and think more about some of the other benefits of exercise.
For instance, you might want to have an easier time playing with your children or you might want to improve your sleep. Those are both benefits of exercising regularly.
Whatever the reasons, use them to motivate yourself to exercise more.
if you’re just starting to get back into a fitness routine, you probably won’t be able to jump right back into what you were doing before. That’s okay! Start slow and work up to where you want to be.
Not only will this help you ease into the process, but it could reduce your risk of injury as well. Plus, it will keep you from feeling overwhelmed by your workouts and motivate you to keep going.
Don’t Let Yourself Get Down
One problem you may face when you’re getting started again isn’t a physical block, but a mental one. You might feel overwhelmed by the idea of working out again. You might also have negative feelings relating to your ability or whether or not you’ll be able to do the workouts you could do before.
Try to change your attitude and how you think about yourself. Instead of thinking “I can’t believe I went so long without working out”, for example, instead say “I worked out for 20 minutes today and I’m going to do 25 tomorrow. That’s progress!”
Schedule your Workouts
If you’ve gotten out of the habit of working out, you’ll need to get back into exercising regularly. It can be tough to do that, so schedule your workouts. Put them in your calendar alongside your chores, tasks, and meetings. This will not only help remind you, but it will prioritize exercise as well.
We Can Help You Get Back into a Fitness Routine
If you’re having trouble getting started with a workout routine, we’re here to help. Schedule a free consultation today to have one of our personal trainers come to you and help you get back into the swing of things.