Perhaps it started with a busy week, and then one week turned into two and then before you knew it, you hadn’t visited the gym in a series of months. Whatever the culprit, there are ways to pull yourself out of a workout rut and create a lasting routine.
Here are five strategies that will get you back on track.
Find your motivation, then talk to a doctor
The thing about fitness is, you have to want it for yourself. Finding the motivation to get back to the gym and get healthy must come from within. And it’s not just about finding the motivation, but about having the right kind of motivation to get in shape. Forget external motivators like looking nice in an outfit and dig a little deeper.
EASE IN SLOWLY
Don’t change everything at once
Oftentimes, people tend to fixate on making too many changes at once. When getting back into a fitness routine, you may be tempted to overhaul your eating habits, too.
Just like those metered workouts, health professionals suggest slowly changing your nutrition patterns over time so you don’t feel overwhelmed and then give up out of frustration. But if you do want to make some changes to your diet, start adding more water to your daily routine to ensure you’re hydrated as a first step.