Balancing work, family, and a social life can feel like a juggling act. Sometimes life gets busy, and your routine gets out of whack, and that’s okay! When you’re ready to recommit to your workout routine, you may feel overwhelmed. If you haven’t hit the gym in a while, finding the motivation to get started can be challenging.
If you’re struggling to get back into a workout routine, these tips can help:
Find a Workout That Works for You
Finding a workout you enjoy is important when you want to get in shape. When you start working out again, consistency is key. So you have to find a workout you actually want to stick with.
If spending hours on the treadmill fills you with dread, there are plenty of other workout programs to consider. For example, you could try a dance class or boot camp workout to spark some fitness inspiration.
Fit Body Boot Camp’s fat-blasting 30-minute Afterburn classes could be perfect for you. Our fun, HIIT-style workout program is designed to incinerate fat and keep your metabolism burning for up to 48 hours after class.
If you haven’t worked out in a while, it can be easy to overdo it. That’s why it’s so important to start small. You don’t want to injure yourself or lose motivation, so start by taking things slow.
You need to accept that you probably won’t have the same endurance level as when you left off. That’s a normal part of getting back into a workout routine.
However, doing something is better than nothing. And even short, 30-minute workouts can have a significant benefit on your overall health and wellness. Once you’ve cleared hitting the gym with your doctor, aim for 1-2 workouts per week and build from there.
Set Realistic Goals
As the saying goes, Rome wasn’t built in a day. So don’t expect to build your ideal physique in a day either. Setting realistic goals helps you manage your expectations and stay committed.
Create a Sustainable Schedule
When you start a workout routine, you have to find a schedule that works for your needs. Choose a time that you can stick to. At Fit Body Boot Camp, we offer a variety of morning, afternoon, and evening class times to fit all of our client’s scheduling needs.
Stretch It Out
When you start working out again, you may notice increased soreness with your workouts. That’s why it’s important to stretch and do proper warm-ups. A certified group fitness instructor can guide you through proper warm-up and cool-down techniques.
Find a Friend
If you’re struggling to find some gym motivation, working out with a friend can help. It may be easy to talk yourself out of working out. But you’re less likely to call it quits if you have a friend counting on you. An accountability buddy can keep you on track and help you stick with your workout routine. Plus, it adds a social element to your sweat sessions.
Prep for the Gym
You’re more likely to stick with something if it’s easy. However, proper preparation is essential if you want to get back into a workout routine. Invest in a good water bottle, new gym clothes, and a pair of sneakers.
Fill up your water bottle and lay out your clothes the night before. It’ll be harder to hit the snooze button if you have everything you need in front of you.
Nourish Your Body
If you feel sluggish, you won’t feel motivated to get fit. However, fueling your body with nutrient-rich foods and staying hydrated can keep you on track.
When you start a new fitness program, it’s essential to give your body the nutrients it needs. At Fit Body Boot Camp, our clients receive easy-to-follow nutrition guides. These guides ensure that you get adequate protein, fat, and carbs to help with your post-workout muscle repair.
Honor Your Body’s Needs
Rest and recovery are just as important as your workouts. So balance your workout routine with active rest days to support your body’s recovery.
It can be tempting to jump back into 5 or 6 workouts per week, but your body needs time to adjust. Your rest days can be anything you want them to be; you could go for a walk or eve do a gentle yoga class.
Ready to Get Started?
Fit Body Boot Camp can help you get back into a workout routine! Contact FBBC to schedule your class trial today.