Do you ever find yourself in an exercise slump? You have great intentions to workout but—whoops—a day, then a week goes by and you have either stopped exercising or you’ve cut down too much.
Sometimes we all feel like missing a session at the gym, but if we give ourselves a break from working out too often then we’re in danger of getting out of the habit of regular exercise. I always say that some exercise is better then no exercise—and that’s still true. But a regular fitness routine will help you develop and reap all the positives of an active, healthy lifestyle!
If you’ve stopped exercising for any reason, then these four motivation tips should help you get back to your workout routine.
People’s exercise levels can decline for all types of reasons—from injury to a period of overworking and reduced life/work balance to, maybe, a simple dislike of an element in your fitness routine that leads to making excuses not to keep it up.
If you do feel like you’ve fallen off the exercise wagon, then there’s no time like the present to climb back on. But remember to go at your body’s own pace. This will help prevent injury and it will stop you from accidentally teaching your body to associate exercise with pain. Believe me, I hear all the time from people who go from no exercise to a few days of intense exercise only to immediately slump back to no exercise, because they didn’t like the aching muscles. Please don’t let yourself fall into this category of over-zealous exerciser.
I’m certain that the more fit you are, the more positive you will be, but remember to take it slow if you’re recovering from an exercise slump. If you take a sensible and fun approach, then you’ll be a lot less likely to neglect your fitness routine again in the future.