We Go Again! 5 Steps to Turn Your Fitness Failings Into Successes After Summer
And just like that, the summer is over. January 2.0 is imminent as fitness facilities and clubs see a massive influx of new and returning members, ready to get back on the bandwagon after a few months of downtime.
We’ve all failed to keep up our exercise routines at some point. Life takes over sometimes…weeks without training and inattention to nutrition and recovery happens to the best of us, and it’s always hard to get started again. Falling off the horse is completely normal. Everyone does it, and it doesn’t make us weak-willed or undisciplined, it makes us human.
I’ve written plenty about finding balance in the pursuit of health and fitness, so I won’t beat that horse to death (also, it would make it pretty hard to get back on…). In addition to simply showing a bit of self-compassion, below are five actionable steps that you can take in to turn your failings into successes…
The Five Steps
The number one reason people fail in their pursuit of healthier living is simply a lack of consistency. You can have a seemingly perfect program, a fridge jam-packed with organic produce and recent mindfulness course under your belt…but even the best-laid plans will fail if you can’t follow through with them.
If trying the “all out” approach has failed you in the past…strip it back to basics. Progress in small increments and celebrate the little victories instead of overwhelming and intimidating yourself.
There’s no point sitting on the sidelines, waiting for the perfect formula to fall into your lap (the perfect formula doesn’t exist anyway, FYI).
Hit the start button and just keep putting one foot in front of the other…