But now that the season of spring is upon us, it’s definitely the time to ramp up our fitness routines and healthy eating habits to ensure that our summer bodies are in tip-top shape. When you’ve fallen out of your routine, though, it can be quite difficult to jump back into it.
We’ve rounded up the best ways to hit your internal reset button and to make working out a normal part of your day-to-day regime once again. Check out our best tips below.
Simple ways to Hit the Reset Button
When you’re getting back into the swing of things, you probably aren’t going to have your best-ever workout on the first day. Taking small steps to get back to where you were is a good way to pick it back up. Even going to the gym for a half an hour, taking a walk outside, or doing a 20 minute free weight exercise in your garage is putting yourself on the right track.
Set up a system for a small reward each time you actually make it to the gym when you set intentions to go. Even something as small as watching your favorite DVR’d show, getting Starbucks before work the next day, or promising yourself a long soak in a bubble bath could be the right motivation to get you to go.
Soon enough, it will become a habit and you’ll be on the road to your peak physical fitness.
Take a yoga class
Especially when you’re feeling stressed and anxious about getting yourself back on track, yoga can provide the perfect internal reset. It’s meditative nature is a good way to get your mind back into the mindset of health and fitness. Plus, the stretching movements and more subdued pace is a good way to reintroduce exercise to your body, too.
Set a schedule – and stick to it – it can be tough to stick to a schedule when you pencil in some gym time, but doing it the right way is the best place to start. Schedule gym time during down time when you know you won’t be busy and likely to push the commitment aside.
Also, for each day that you hit the gym like you set out to, mark your calendar with a big red X. This will create a solid visual of how many days in a row you actually make it in for your workout, which is great motivation to go!
It can be tough to get back into a routine when you’ve strayed from the path you originally set out to stay along. However, it’s not impossible to do! These simple yet effective steps are a great start towards getting back into the swing of things and to a healthier and happier you.