Season and schedule changes are two of the biggest reasons people quit their workout routine. It may be hotter temps or kids being out of school, but if you set out to lose weight at the beginning of year, and now aren’t working out, you can easily get back on track with these surefire tips!
Set Small Goals
At the beginning of the year, you set a weight loss goal. Maybe you reached it or perhaps you were close, but you have started making excuses and getting back into bad habits. Now is the time to get back on track!
And just like the beginning of the year, you need to set goals. But not the same goals! The point is to get back to a healthy routine, so in order to start, goals must be small.
Whether it has been a couple of weeks or a couple of months, small goals will help you get back on track without undue strain.
Maybe you were working out for an hour or two, maybe 30 minutes a day. Your small goal is to set 10 minutes a day to working out. Add just 5 minutes a day each week and you will be back up to 30 minutes a day by the end of the month.
No Days Off
While the goals are small, the schedule has to be more consistent than ever. It is important to work out every day. By easing back into working out with small goals, you can keep the healthy habit up each day. While days off are needed to rest and recuperate with strenuous exercise, a slow start allows for working out each day, helping to make it a habit once again.
Have you turned off your FitBit reminders to move? Have you stopped recording your achievements in exercise? These are ways to be accountable for the goals you set. But just like with new goals to get back on track, new methods of accountability should be set.
One way to be accountable is to work out with a friend or family member. Each person motivates the other and exercising is harder to back out of when there is a partner.