As important as a good exercise routine is, sometimes life has a way of complicating things. When there’s not enough time in the day, it can be easy to lose track of your good habits and take an accidental hiatus from fitness, but it’s also easier than you think to get back on track!
How Does It Happen?
Each person has a unique set of life patterns to manage, whether it’s taking care of kids, managing your work schedule, or studying. The best way to avoid losing momentum is to construct an exercise routine that is fully compatible with your life. While certain lifestyle changes are often necessary to complement your exercise (such as curtailing your sedentary activities), it’s important not to disrupt the essential elements like work and family, otherwise both your fitness and your daily life with suffer for it!
Getting Back Onboard
Your body has probably had a bit of time during your break to adjust to a decreased level of exertion and strain. This means that if you start again right where you left off, you’re a bit more likely to end up with pulled muscles or other unfortunate consequences. You should therefore pay particular attention to your stretching and preparation. It can also be very useful to partner up with a fitness buddy who can help bring you back up to their speed and keep you on target. Get creative and set new goals for yourself, incentivizing with fun reward systems. The more reason you give yourself to get back on track, the more successful you’ll be.
The Role of Your Diet
A lapse in exercise habits often comes in combination with a few dieting mistakes as well. Not only is your eating liable to suffer during a lack of fitness activity, it’s also ideally going to play a key role in your comeback. Throw out any leftover junk food you have and focus on the stuff that will help you fuel up before exercise and refuel after. Whether it’s berry smoothies rich with antioxidants, whole grain bread for good carbs, or protein shakes to help build stronger muscle tissue, there are plenty of possibilities!
If you’re still in the progress of a fitness comeback, you might be surprised by what a difference a group dynamic can make. Vitality Fitness is the community-focused fitness centre that will ensure a great time while you get in shape, so call us at (587) 777-3378 to get started!