The holidays are over and the new year is here in full force. You’ve had your share of fun after the parties and eating during the festive season, but it’s time to return to the grind and your healthy lifestyle.
However, something about skipping workouts seems oddly satisfying; You know it’s not good for your body, yet the sedentary lifestyle has taken over, encasing your desires to start working out by trapping you in the comforts of your home. If you’re like the majority of people experiencing this, we get it.
Today, we will cover 3 ways to start working out again to get you moving towards a healthier you.
Ease into Your Workout Slowly
Everyone wants to get back to the top of their fitness schedule as quickly as possible, but it’s not going to happen overnight. Instead of rushing into your workouts with such intensity and beating yourself up over your loss of fitness in the first few days, try to give yourself time to ease into your workout regimen.
It may be a mental struggle as you realize that what you could do effortlessly just 2 months ago, is now very difficult, but look at the bright side of things: You’ll be able to get back to your fitness levels in a short period of time. So, take your time and ease into your next workout before ramping up the frequency and intensity in your routines right away.
Try A Different Workout Routine
Your mind can get comfortable with your old routine and this can lead to a less effective workout. Try to switch up your workout routines in the first few days of returning to your fitness regime. The key here is to get your mind and body to be as engaged as possible so you won’t get bored and give up altogether. Find a workout that you enjoy immensely and build upon that new-found enthusiasm to keep you going!
Build A Ritual Once You’re Confident
Once you’re satisfied with your new workout routine and are ready to kick up the intensity a notch, it is imperative to build a ritual around your fitness goals. This helps you to develop a habit in order to stick to your workouts. Mark specific days on your calendar when you would work out and stick to the same timing every day. As each day passes you will find it getting increasingly easier and much more fulfilling. Before you know it, you’ll be back on your fitness grind in full force!