5 Ways To Back Into Exercise After a Break
Hey guys, hope you missed me! I just got back from a vacation in British Columbia visiting my boyfriend, so I apologize for not being consistent with my blogs the last little while.
Since I was on the road majority of my trip, adventuring and hiking; I decided to take a physical and mental break from the gym and my normal routine. It is so important to treat yourself in life, travel and see the beautiful world we live in.
We've all probably experienced this.. it can be hard or stressful getting back into your normal exercise routine after taking a break or holiday, but you must remember of how far you have already came!
Your progress and hard work you've already accomplished is still there. It's just a matter of believing you will feel strong and motivated once you commit yourself to your goal.
HOW TO GET BACK ON TRACK
START A PROGRAM
Following along with a training program ensures you know you know exactly what you are going to train/what you will be doing throughout your workouts the MOMENT you step into the gym or start to exercise! You'll also feel motivated to stay consistent with your workouts, since they are there and ready to go!
Right now I am using the workouts from my upcoming 4 week program.
- 14 day challenge
- 14 day home challenge
- 4 week Miss Emma Program
If you are interested in starting a training program click the PROGRAM button at the top of the page to browse!
GO GROCERY SHOPPING
One of my favourite ways to get back into my normal routine after a holiday is going grocery shopping. It may sound weird but hear me out!
- You'll have some alone time to do something thats going to better your health now and in the long run.
- Pick out your favourite healthy foods.
- Feel motivated to make healthy meals.
- Your building a healthy satisfying RELATIONSHIP with food.
- You'll be completing the combination of fitness + nutrition combined which will get you to your ultimate goal!
PUT IT IN YOUR CALENDAR
If your not a program type of gal, every week spend a few minutes with your good ol' phone calendar. After your holiday or mental/physical break pick up your phone and put your first workout in your calendar to ensure you will be there.
Every week take a few minutes to schedule when you will exercise and what you want to train. When you see that you have set a time to workout FOR YOURSELF you will feel the drive to get back into a healthy lifestyle. Don't forget to set an alarm!
EXERCISE WITH A FRIEND
Meeting up with a friend for a workout is such a motivating feeling! When you both show up together you know it's about to go down. Plan an awesome workout, try partner exercises for a good laugh and have a GOOD time.
Yesterday I met up with a friend @nic.fitt for a leg session and it was the best workout I've had in a while! Don't forget about the support and happiness exercising with a friend can bring.
EXERCISE IS NOT JUST THE GYM
Thankfully there are so many forms of exercise, not only found in a gym or at home. Sometimes getting back home from a holiday, the last thing you want to do is step inside a gym surrounded by people.
So get outside! Go for a walk or go for a bike ride, try yoga, do anything that gets your body and blood flow moving. As long as you are motivating and committing yourself to get up and move your body, you are on the right track.