I missed some workouts, now what?
A question I hear all the time is, “I missed a week of workouts, what should I do?” Maybe you’ve only been off your plan for a weekend or hey, it could be months. My advice is always the same.
Here are 3 tips to help when you want to get back on track.
How To Start A Workout Program After a Long Break:
Tip #1: Forgive yourself. Be proud of yourself for recognizing that you want to do better. Thank yourself for who you are and who you want to become. Then let your past choices go.
I’ll say it one more time: LET IT GO. You can’t change the past and feeling bad about it or mad at yourself sure won’t help. Self-loathing does not burn calories. Let yourself off the hook for your poor health choices and be grateful for a new chance to start again. You are beautiful.
Tip #2: Make a plan. One of the reasons your past plan could’ve failed you is because it was too vague. While you have great intentions, saying “Starting Monday I’m going to eat healthy” is not enough. It’s not specific and allows for far too many holes. You can talk yourself into the pizza because you had a “healthy” lunch. Be clear on what “eating healthy” means.
A well-laid out weight loss goal is a plan saying exactly what we want ourselves to do. Know what you expect of yourself. You’ll find clear guidelines actually remove stress and pressure because you aren’t constantly tempted or wondering what you “should do”. There’s a freedom here.
You also have something to strive for and be proud of when you achieve your goal! For example, your goal can be: “Starting Monday I will complete a full week of FIT Guide workouts in the morning before work and eat according to my FIT checklist Monday – Friday. I will have my Sanity Meal on Saturday night when we go out for date night! :)”
This goal is specific. You know exactly what you will do, when you’ll do the FIT Guide workouts, and how you will eat! You can feel powerful on Saturday when you enjoy your Sanity Meal knowing that you stuck to your plan all week!
Tip #3: Start now! Recognize how far you’ve come and all the progress you’ve made. Don’t throw away all of your progress because of a bad week. Get yourself back on board! With this next meal, chose healthy. Make your plan right now. Join a program, right now. Stop waiting and do it.
The FIT Guide program will guide you through exactly what to do to get back on track. You’ll receive workouts you can do from anywhere and around your busy schedule. No excuses! 🙂
I give you a nutrition plan that is customizable and easy to follow. You enjoy carbs and sanity meals but in a healthy way, and see results fast!
Ladies lose at least 10 pounds when you join this program! In just 6 weeks you can be healthier, slimmer, more confident and LOVE how you feel in any outfit.
Join our community of women and get back on track.
Emily Langlois is a Certified Personal Trainer, Weight Loss Specialist and Recognized Speaker. She’s the Founder and Personal Trainer at FITonYourTime.com. Join the next FIT Guide Challenge at FITonYourTime.com