If you are coming back from an injury or possibly just some time off being lazy, how do you get back into your workouts? Should you ease back into your workout or go full on in a fitness frenzy? Whatever you do, take it in stride and find the workout that works for you. Do not pressure yourself to get back into a daily routine but get on your own schedule. And to make the most of your fitness sessions, eat healthily and get plenty of sleep. With the right mindset and determination, you can get in your best shape without exercising nonstop. So check out my tips to ease back into your fitness routine!
1 Stretch It out
As you ease back into your workout make sure you stretch it out. If you want to help prevent an injury, take your fitness in stride and make sure you start out your routine with a dynamic stretch. Since this is a stretch in motion you can start with something simple like 20 jumping jacks to increase your heart rate and lubricate your joints in preparation for your fitness workout.
2 Find a Workout That Works
So often we think in order to see results we have to exercise like an absolute maniac in full intensity, but think again! Find a workout that works best for you and your current fitness level. This is the absolute best way to ease back into your workout and this is also the best way to ensure you will stick with it.
3 Focus on Your Core
Core workouts are phenomenal in helping with injury prevention so make sure this is part of your regular routine. Core workouts should be performed on a regular basis - say 3-4 days a week - to help you to feel your best and this can also help ease back into your workout!
4 Integrate Resistance Training
As you get back into the swing of exercising routinely, do not forget an essential part of fitness - resistance training. Resistance training will help you to tighten, tone and also boost your metabolic rate. So pump some iron to better your health and to look better!
5 Get on a Schedule
Get on a schedule so you develop new healthy habits and your body may even begin to crave a fit routine. Do not go all extreme. Ease back into a schedule just several days a week and every three weeks, simply add one day. This is the best way to ease back to your fitness routine and will also help you to stay on board!
6 Eat Healthily to Fuel Your Workouts
We would all love to eat donuts and pizza while still seeing incredible results from our workouts but let’s get real! If you want to reap the benefits of your hard work you are going to have to make healthy food choices and this does not include donuts for sure! Eat to fuel your workouts and your body will thank you with great results!
7 Get to Sleep
Get to sleep earlier to fuel your workouts, aid body recovery and perform at your best. Adequate sleep is 7-9 hours per night and this will ensure you will not feel lethargic. So get to bed, ease back into your routine and you will be well on your way to creating a regular fitness routine again!
8 Prep Your Gym Bag
If you want some motivation to get back to the gym, have your gym bag ready and waiting. That way, you won't have any excuses not to go other than laziness.
9 Start Slow
You may have been running 3 miles before, but depending on how long your break was, that's probably not a feasible idea anymore. Start slowly and work your way back up to avoid injury or discouragement.
10 Do a One Month Challenge
It typically takes 21 days of doing something for it to become a habit. So start a one month fitness challenge to get yourself back in the swing of things. This will also kick-start you back into the swing of things by being your push and motivation.
So ease back into your workout, get consistent and remember to make every fitness moment count. You get out what you put in!