6 Ways to Get Back On Track When You’ve Stopped Working Out
By Laura Kelly-Pifer
It happens…an injury, an illness or even the fact that you’ve fallen off the wagon and are having trouble getting back into a routine. I’ve recently been there. After several weeks of being sick with a cold, the flu and then a sinus infection and hit or miss workouts, it’s time to get back on track.
I am going to share with you, 6 ways to get back on track when you’ve stopped working out. These are things that have helped me in the past and that I implement whenever needed.
- Start slow – If you’re returning back to exercise after a lengthy break, ease back into it. Modify your workouts to match where you’re at currently and don’t be so hard on yourself for not being able to do what you could before. Gradually increase the length of time and the intensity. You’ll get there by being consistent.
- Listen to your body – The last thing you want to do is re-injure yourself. Listen to your body, modify your workouts and take a break if you need to. You know your body better than anyone else…listen to what it tells you.
- Have a support system – There might be days that you aren’t feeling emotionally up to things. A support system, like our Downsizers Group will help encourage, motivate and support you, on both the good days and the bad days.
- Keep drinkin’ – You’ll want to make sure you’re drinking enough water each day. I aim to drink ½ my body weight in ounces each day. This helps flush out toxins and as an added benefit, aids in weight loss too.
- Be kind – Be kind to yourself even though you slipped. Injuries, illnesses, missed workouts are all a part of life. Give yourself grace and simply move forward.
- Embrace being healthy – Forget the scale, those pair of jeans you want to slip on, etc. for the time being and focus on just being healthy. The healthier you are, the easier it is to lose weight. It will happen naturally because you exercising and putting the right foods into your body.
I know how hard it can be to get back on track but I’m hoping that you’ll apply these 6 tips to get you up and moving again. YOU CAN DO IT!
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Laura Kelly-Pifer is a Fitness Coach who strives to help others by giving hope and support to those that are dissatisfied with their current situation. Whether you are lacking physically, emotionally, financially, or nutritionally she is here to help you see REAL RESULTS!