There are many factors that can contribute to having to take a break from exercise. These factors may include illness, a family commitment, having to work extra hours, or just falling out of the habit. If you have found yourself off track from your workout routine due to one of these issues, there are a few tips that can help you get the motivation you need to get back into a healthy routine.
1.) Start With Something Easy
The first step you should take is to start with something easy. If it has been a while since you have been to the gym and the thought of doing a cardio workout or a weight session seems too overwhelming, you can take a brisk walk or jog in the park until you feel comfortable moving on to something more intense. By taking small steps, you can gradually get back into the healthy habits you once had before you took a break from exercise.
2.) Get An Exercise Buddy
Another step to take is to find an exercise buddy. By having a friend, co-worker, or family member as an exercise buddy you are more likely to stick to your goals. Since you will both be able to offer each other motivation and will hold each other accountable, it will be much harder to back out of exercising. Aside from having this support, you will also have someone to socialize with while you are working out. This can ultimately provide some fun for you to enjoy while you are getting back into you exercise habit.
3.) Make A 30 Day Commitment
Making a thirty day commitment is another step you should take to ensure you get back on the right track for developing a good exercise regimen. You should make a commitment to go to the gym or take a brisk walk for at least thirty days. This commitment will help solidify the exercise habit and will also take some of the pressure off of you during the first few weeks back.
4.) Schedule It In Your Calendar
In order to make exercise a top priority, you should schedule it in your planner. By doing this, you can make sure that you are making time specifically for your exercise routine. This will ultimately help you prevent distractions that may deter you from sticking to your workout program.
At King Chiropractic, we understand how important it is to have a regular workout routine and we want you to look and feel your best. By following these steps, you can slowly transition back into a healthy exercise routine. Exercising on a regular basis will ultimately help prevent long-term issues that may arise from being sedentary.