So you’ve started your fitness journey and you are KILLING it. Eventually you are 10 days in, 3 months in, a year in… Somewhere along the way you start falling back.
The holidays hit
There’s a bad break up
You are in a ‘comfortable’ relationship
Stress is getting to you
a new job changes your ‘normal schedule’
… and so on…
So many things can gear us away from our diet or workout plans. So many things make us want to quit. But if there is anything I have learned along the way that I would want everyone else to take comfort in is that RESTING is okay.
But, learn to REST not STOP!
Resting means not going to gym when you have a fever. It means when you are on vacation work out 3 days a week instead of 6. Resting is eating that one piece of pie on Thanksgiving, and then working out the next day. It’s staying with it but still being consistent. You still need to put in that work at the gym but if you miss a day it doesn’t mean you are a failure and it doesn’t mean you should give up. There are nights that I’m up the entire night with my two children and I sleep right through my alarm and I make every effort to work out in the evening but when I get home my kids are begging for my attention. So, what do I do? I don’t work out that day. But the rest of the week? I stick to my diet and I make it to the gym or my at home workout every chance I get. We all have those days and it’s okay, but make sure that you jump right back into it and don’t make it a habit, because once it’s a habit it’s that much harder to start over.
So stick with it, give yourself rest when needed and don’t beat yourself up over it. You are doing great. You’re a rockstar!
NSSB by Brit