Most of us have been through this cycle… You start a new workout/nutrition program on a Monday, be super consistent until about Thursday. Then on Friday, get invited to hang out with friends and family, so you skip the gym. Saturday you wake up feeling guilty, only to tell yourself that Monday is going to be the new start date. When the time comes, it’s actually harder to get started again.
Does this sound familiar?
It is written in our human nature to start something new on a Monday, the 1st of the month, the start of the quarter, or on January 1st. However, this is usually approached with so much intensity that is hard to sustain. As a result, we return back to square one and it is increasingly harder to get back into our routine. But it doesn’t have to be that way. There is nothing stopping you from making immediate changes today to your health and fitness. So today I am sharing with you the top 5 action steps to help you get back on track.
Add veggies to your meal. It is actually a lot easier to add rather than subtract when it comes to making changes to the food that you’re eating. The summer time is the best for vegetables because they taste better and have more nutrients in them. Make sure to visit the Hoboken Farmers markets to get locally sourced produce.
Walk it off. Take 5-10 minutes of your day today to add a little more activity. An easy way to do that is to go for a stroll. If you have the opportunity to leave your building today, walk around the block a few times. If you have to stay in your office building for meetings, switch to taking the stairs rather than the elevator when switching floors. You don’t have to sweat it out, but getting that blood moving will be helpful for concentration and productivity.
Find a friend who can hit the gym with you. Working out by yourself isn’t fun. Some people thrive off of it, but others do need to have an accountability partner to keep up with the program. But if you don’t have any friends interested in working out with you, then a group fitness class could be a great fit. You’ll workout alongside others who are looking to make a change just like you (Crossfit, yoga, bootcamp, etc.)
If a group fitness program isn’t for you (it’s not for everyone), then seek out a personal trainer. Working with a personal trainer has many benefits including: individualized workout plan that fits your schedule, ability, and goals. But can also help provide that accountability you need to stay consistent with a new program.
Tell yourself that you can make changes today and not tomorrow. We can always find reasons why we stopped doing the things that were necessary to help us succeed in our health and fitness goals. Putting something off to tomorrow or Monday can often turn into weeks, months and years. So take control of the situation and tell yourself that taking action today will get you back on track to success.
Achieving your health and fitness goals is simple, but it isn’t easy. We can always find excuses to not be consistent. Share with us your challenges. Just reply to this message and let’s talk about what’s messing with your consistency. Let us know how we can help.
Have a great day,