So you’ve fallen off the bandwagon. Or maybe you’re hanging off the sides, grabbing for dear life to stay on the bandwagon, but it’s proving to be quite the challenge.
Don’t sweat it. But do get to the gym – among other things.
Stop, Drop, and Think. That’s right put down that donut/pizza/cookie-from-the-office-kitchen and think about what you’re doing. The first step to getting back on the Healthy Bandwagon is actually taking the time to stop and consider what you’re putting in that pie hole of yours.
Set Yourself Up for Sweaty Success. Rather than telling yourself “I will work out every day this week!!” take smaller steps and say “I will commit to at least three, 30 minute gym sessions this week.” That way, if you make it three times, you succeed (!), and you’ll remember that yes, in fact, you can fit fitness into your busy schedule. (And if you make it more than three times, you’re an overachiever! )
Do Your Research. Working out doesn’t have to equal running endlessly or doing bicep curls until your arms bleed. So many healthy living blogs offer workouts that are challenging and fun, and it takes care of the “I’ll just wing it when I get to the gym” syndrome.
Zip Yo’ Lips. Did you know that for most people, simply telling another person about fitness/weight loss goals leads to feeling just as fulfilled as actually accomplishing them? Start first, share later.
Falling off the Healthy Bandwagon is easy to do, and I’ll be the first one to tell you that getting back on it can be tough – but get over the toughness. It’s all within your power to better yourself each and every day. So get it to it!