They happen to everyone at one time or another. Everyone has great intentions when they get into a new fitness regimen. You’ve got a goal – maybe it’s to lose weight, shape up or just improve your health – and you’ve got the motivation. The problem is that life doesn’t always make it easy to achieve what you set out to and any number of setbacks could get in your way at any time. How can you overcome your fitness setbacks?
Forgive yourself for getting off track. Everyone struggles! You did it before, you can do it again.
Rekindle that energy that got you started. Visualize your goals and get excited again.
Have patience with yourself. Time off doesn’t mean you’re starting from scratch but it does mean you will have to ease back into your routine.
Focus on consistency rather than performance when you’re getting back to it. You’re recreating a habit so showing up is half the battle.
No matter if you’ve suffered an injury or health problem, you’ve just come back from a long vacation, or you’ve been travelling for work, your future remains what you make of it. Never give up on your fitness goals regardless of what fitness setbacks you experience.