Here’s a simple truth you already know: No amount of motivational posters will help you if you are not in the right place in your head, if you push yourself too hard, never let off steam and fail to manage your expectations. This begs the question: how do you get to that right place inside your head? Well, there are a few tips:
Give it time.
It’s not that we cannot stick to exercise for a long period of time because we’re weak; it’s because we try to do it overnight and on top of that we expect immediate results that don’t happen, that make us give up. Commitment to fitness is not something we can just turn on like pulling a switch in our heads; it’s always a gradual process. You start small and you build up from there, one effort at a time, one day at time. You have to slowly re-educate yourself and get used to the idea of exercise, incorporate it in your daily life in small ways first, and only then will you be able to commit to it more seriously long term.
It’s important that you reward yourself from time to time and have something to look forward to after all of the hard work you are doing. Cheat days exist for that exact reason, to help you stay committed. It is important that you also set a date or pick a day of the week for that. This way you don’t just get to keep with your regime you’ll also find that eating a slice of chocolate suddenly became a lot more satisfying.
There are no shortcuts in fitness, it all takes work, but most of all it takes patience, enough patience to stay on track and enough patience and self-control to not give into fads and crazy diets. Any fast results are temporary results and these are never worth the struggle. Instead, set yourself for a long run in this, set targets you can actually meet without killing or starving yourself, pick a healthy lifestyle you can actually maintain.
Integrate it into your lifestyle.
The easiest way to stay committed to fitness, stay healthy and fit without constantly getting off track, is to integrate it into your daily life and make it something you do by default like brushing your teeth in the morning, after all it’s just as much of an investment in your health.
Visualize yourself fit.
Fitness is all in your head, funnily enough. Yes, it takes hard work and dedication to get in shape and then stay that way but most of it, really, is in seeing yourself as someone who is capable of that, someone who is able to get and be fit.
Most important thing about training when you don’t have access to a gym is keeping your mind on your goals.
Why you are doing it✅
Why you started✅
How much better you feel mentally and physically✅
If you feel you are ever falling of the “wagon” or your motivation has dipped then give us a message right away.
We want you to come back to the gym as eager and hungry as you were before we had to close. If we all get through this, then coming back to the gym will be an absolute breeze👍👌
First thing we want to focus on is keeping our nutrition in place while the gym is shut. This is so important in terms of maintaining muscle – of course, due to the resistance available we may not build new tissue. So maintaining what we have all worked for is absolutely crucial for when we get back in the gym.
Keep tracking calories/macros✅
Get your daily steps in✅
Pre cook your meals✅
Don’t binge – this can be so easily done if we are either self isolating or staying at home. Don’t use this as an excuse✅
Get your workouts in✅
Nutrition is very important but more so now due to the situation we find all of ourselves in.
If you have any questions about your own diet or macros etc then please comment below or send a message over😁