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How to Get Your Fitness Back on Track: 8 Inspiring Tips to Start Over

Your health is essential, and you know this, but it is also easy to fall off the health track when you are surrounded by comfort food, cold weather, busy lives, and so much more. Most people go through periods where they are too busy or stressed to work out and eat right. It becomes even worse when you are even more stressed because you forgot to exercise or ate something that was not good for you. It’s a vicious cycle, and this is around the time that people give up and stop even trying to be healthy.

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However, it does not matter if you gave up or even why you stopped; what matters is that you realize it is time to start up again. You might be wondering how to get started or be worried that somebody will judge you for taking a break at all, but remember, this is all part of your journey to a healthy life and body. Now get ready to ease back into a fitness routine.

Recommit to your Body

            Everyone’s body needs a break from time to time, and when you exercise a lot, your body needs time to heal itself. Instead of being upset and feeling guilty about your break, realize it is a good thing you did. You just gave it a good long pause, and now you are ready to recommit to your health, body, and well-being.

Adjust your Fitness Plan

            After taking time off, you will need to adjust your fitness plan and expectations. Your body will feel different than it did before your break, and it won’t be able to do as much as it did right away. Prepare yourself for this, get excited over a new plan, and see how quickly you can move up.

Be Patient

            Take one day at a time and do the most you can take every day. There will be days when you can’t do as much as you did the day before, which can be for many reasons. Maybe you pushed yourself too hard the day before, and your body is telling you it needs more rest. Lack of sleep, too much caffeine, and illness are other reasons you could be feeling less than 100 percent.

Set Small Goals

            Goals are the best way to be successful with your health and fitness. Whether you want to lose weight, build muscle, or maintain, you need to set small, realistic goals. Set small goals and push yourself to reach them. Realize you will not lose ten pounds overnight or look like Dwayne Johnson by week two of your fitness routine.

Set Big Goals

            Having small goals are super important but don’t forget about your overall plan. Often, people who have a lot of weight to lose will fail to set a big goal because they are afraid they will never reach it. Remember, the small goals get you closer to the big ones; they just take longer to reach. Don’t be afraid to set your overall goals.

Join a Challenge

            One of the best ways to get yourself back on track is to join a fitness challenge with other people. Mighty Great Fitness offers monthly challenges for everyone in their group. Many apps also provide fitness challenges, which will help get you refocuses.

Have a Fitness Buddy

            Having a fitness buddy/accountability partner is a great way to guarantee success. Find someone you can work out with, check in weekly, and share all your goals. You can hold each other accountable and make sure you stay on task.

Get New Fitness Gear

            One way to help you get back on track is some new fitness gear. Gear can be new leggings or shoes. Maybe a new treadmill or barbell. It can even be as simple as fancy new water tracking water bottle. Committing to spending money on a new item is a great way to revamp your routine.

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Whatever you choose to help you get started again is your choice. There are many reasons to return to your health routine, and making a note of why you want to be healthy and posting it where you can see it every day is helpful. Remember that getting started is the key to your success and today is a new day.

Amanda Jordan

Author/Fitness Coach

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About Amanda Jordan

Amanda Jordan is a writer, specializing in fitness for women, especially those just beginning their fitness journey. She combines life as a freelance writer with teaching effective meal planning and targeted exercise routines. Amanda has firsthand knowledge of what life is like being overweight and unhealthy. Through many means, she has personally lost over 80 pounds and become a healthy woman.

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