“Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines”
Start with a Clean Slate! If it’s taking more and more tricks to get you up and moving, consider taking a few days off. Maybe even a week or more, the time off will give you a chance to rekindle your motivation and gain perspective. During this time, try to think back to what might have caused the slump, review everything and be honest with yourself.
With the beautiful weather here, there are no excuses not to get plenty of exercise, regardless of what type of activity; you are burning calories (the more you do, the more you burn). I know I have said this before but I can’t stress it enough, set a goal for yourself, this can be done at any point, it doesn’t have to be your end goal! If you want to work out twice a week, have a goal of two times a week, if you want to run 10 miles a week, have that be your goal. Smaller goals (rather than losing 50 pounds, say) bring the light at the end of the tunnel a bit nearer, making it more achievable.
Sign up for a charity walk or run that will encourage you to train. Once you have a set date to work towards, you’ll have a goal in mind while you are working out. Don’t be hard on yourself, when you stumble and fall; you have to understand that that’s normal. It happens to everyone. It’s unimportant that you have had a setback, it’s only important that you get back up.
Working out is such a common thing nowadays. If it’s not working out, it’s dieting. Nobody is happy with what they look like or their health levels it seems. Use this to your advantage! Do you have a group of coworkers, friends, or family members that are going through the same thing? Suggest you team up! After all there’s strength in numbers. Maybe you would like to start setting some goals now and join Results 4 Life Fitness “FitCamp”, group, partner or personal training. Teams are already being registered in several upcoming 5 and 10k’s; you can join one or better yet join them all.