Even the most devoted among us fall off the fitness wagon from time to time. Weekly regimens of cardio workouts, strength training and healthy eats are replaced by couch time, Netflix and takeout, and just the thought of dragging our butt to the gym is enough to make us audibly groan.
So how do you get back on track after a fitness hiatus and actually make your motivation go the distance? These foolproof tips are exactly what you need.
Health experts say you should aim for at least 150 minutes of exercise a week (30 minutes a day, five times a week, for example), plus weight training at least twice a week. Can’t find room in your crazy schedule? Take a closer look. If you work too late to get to a gym, keep a set of weights at home. If you can’t do 30 minutes at once, break exercise sessions up into 10- or 15-minute bursts.
Your workout should be just as much a habit as brushing your teeth or eating breakfast. When it’s part of your routine, you won’t even have to think about it. In a few months, fitness can be a regular feature of your day.
So what if you missed a week at the gym and polished off a pint of ice cream over the weekend? Leave the guilt in the past. You have a chance to get back into your routine today.
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