So… you fell off the fitness wagon.
Life got busy. You got lazy. You lost motivation. You took a day off and it turned into 2 weeks. Or a month. Or two months. It happens. To far more of us than you might think.
Your goal: ask yourself why. Make changes. Hop back on.
Don’t beat yourself up, or let it reinforce feelings of ‘failure’. Don’t assume that it means you’ll have to start from scratch (nothing is further than the truth). Don’t believe that none of your hard work was worth it - it was, even just as learning.
Look at the practical, non-judgmental, aspects to WHY you fell off the wagon. Was getting up every morning for your workout just NOT happening? Maybe there’s a better time of day to fit it in. Was it hard to drag yourself to the gym? Maybe it’s time to get a gym buddy OR incorporate more home workouts (like DVD’s). Did you get exhausted and burn out? Maybe you need to re-evaluate how often and how hard your workouts are and start a little more slowly. If you were bored with THAT workout, anything else you could be doing?
Some of the biggest reasons why people fall off the wagon are…
A. Because they were hitting it too hard, too often and burned out.B. Because they didn’t make other life changes to support this change (making it easier).C. Because they may have unrealistic expectations of themselves (missing two days feels like a failure, and makes them less inclined to continue - perfectionist tendencies, all or nothing).D. They have only aesthetic goals (body change is awesome, but it doesn’t happen right away. Having fitness or wellness goals in addition to weight loss or “toning” (parentheses) can help you stick with the program).E. Because they haven’t found a workout they like or look forward to.
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