School holidays are over and some much enjoyed time off work is over for me also. The break coincided with the end of an 8 week gym challenge. At the end of this I was the fittest and healthiest I have ever been! And now I’m slightly less so…..and that’s ok.
It’s ok to get off track
To err is human and I don’t need to forgive myself as I had a great holiday and a great Easter. It’s easy to feel bad about ourselves if we have been going well with clean eating, exercising or other positive changes and have gotten off track. It’s important however to make sure that feeling is short lasting. No-one can do exactly the right thing all the time and that’s ok. What matters is that we have begun the positive changes to our lives and that we acknowledge our slip ups and get back on track.
How to get back on track
Whether it comes to getting your workout gear together the night before or preparing meals for several days in advance it’s important to get organised. This is the number one factor for me in sticking with positive changes.
Be accountable to someone
Meeting someone at the gym at a specified time makes you more likely to go! You don’t want to let the other person down by not getting out of bed when the alarm goes off.
Do what you can
Making what changes you can is better than not making any changes at all. If you can’t afford to go to the gym use one of the many free online exercise programs that are available. If you can’t exercise every day or can’t do a complete workout do what you can with what time you have.
Change isn’t easy
It’s important to acknowledge that change isn’t easy and even a small step in the right direction is great.