Here’s a silly question for you.
Have you ever gotten started on a workout program and then all of a sudden stopped?
I said it was a silly question. Who hasn’t gone through that stopping and starting.
Trust me, it happens to the best of us. Yes, even me.
So the question is: How do you get yourself started again when, quite honestly, you just don’t feel like it?
Don’t we have enough stuff to do in one day without throwing in one more time consuming task on our “to do” list?
Complaining only goes so far, so let’s figure out a good solution!
I was having a conversation with a good friend who just recently got himself back to the gym. After just the first 2 days of getting back into his old routine of going to the gym after each work day he said:
“I forgot how great I used to feel after a workout. All that time I spent dreading going back into the gym was really just a waste. Once I got in there, it was no big deal. Why did I waste all that time?”
I couldn’t agree more. I know this isn’t going to sound like revolutionary advice, but when you fall off the wagon, you just need to get back on! That’s it.
Just walk back into the gym one time, break a sweat, feel the burn, check out your own muscles in the mirror, whatever it takes. Chances are you will be right back on track. Yes, that fast. Whether or not your exercise is done in the gym or somewhere else, the same principles apply.
Or you could just start with something simple. Anything goes. A walk. Some pushups. Bench press your dog food bag. Yes, anything. The goal here is to get yourself back to the point where you’re feeling the wonderful effects of exercise and you actually don’t want to miss your workout.
Imagine that. So get back on your routines and you’ll be feeling like my friend felt…….I promise!