We’ve all been through those feelings of putting things off from time to time, especially when it comes to exercising. It feels great to set it aside and claim a “me” day every once in a while by heading into a nice unhealthy restaurant or sitting on the couch and sleeping all day. It’s a human quality everyone has and that’s okay. It’s just a battle to remember to head back to the gym once that day has been dealt with and to continue with a regular schedule.
However, sometimes we can overdo those days and create unhealthy habits for ourselves, a big no-no in many cases, which is why we’re here to bring you back to that positive place once more and get you back into a new routine. These ten steps are here to ensure that healthy spark is back on full throttle to help get you get back into exercising.
1. Get into the Mindset
The very first thing you should do is reclaim that mindset you once lost. After all, a human habit is all based on the mind and the actions that preceded it. The best thing to do to start getting that exercising mindset is to tell yourself you’re going to exercise again and then slowly put it into action.
Focus on how you would want to look; for many of us, we would like to appear as physically fit as possible and have a good mental state of happiness to achieve it. Once that mindset appears and you stick to improving yourself, then you can truly start to exercise again.
2. Slow and Steady
The reason I say to start slowly as you’re regaining your exercise mindset is so that mindset doesn’t get overwhelmed. If a person thinks too much about one thing as they’re going through the motions, it can make them stressed out and not want to do what they were previously doing. We don’t want that to happen to you if you plan to start exercising again, so starting small isn’t a bad thing. It helps to improve your well-being and to gradually take you onto more challenging things.