- Staying on track with our fitness goals can be challenging, especially with the Covid-19 pandemic.
- Motivation also feels incredibly scarce these days, and many people find themselves asking: “Why even bother?”
- To lift your spirit and help you get over this, we’ve put together this post that offers three fantastic things you can do to stay the course and bring back your enthusiasm for fitness.
Find Ways To Shape Your Training
One fantastic benefit of exercise is that it can assume many shapes and sizes. If you can’t (or don’t want to) train in a particular way, there are creative activities that you can do. For example, if you used to lift weights at the local gym. You can switch to bodyweight. While it may not seem as effective, you can create new workout routines by the simple use of your imagination. Alternatively, you can invest in a pair of adjustable dumbbells, a set of resistance bands, and a door anchor for home resistance workouts. Add a home pull-up bar to your arsenal, and you will have almost everything you need to keep training productively in the upcoming months.
Switch Gears For A While
If you’re healthy and able to move freely, you are blessed because you have the incredible ability to try different ways of training and pursue different goals. Sure, change is difficult, but it also leads to incredible personal growth. So what if you can’t train at a gym right now? Why not switch gears for a while and try something else? There are many ways to exercise. You can try bodyweight training, yoga, running, swimming, biking, and much more. Instead of dwelling on what you can’t do, focus on what you can do. Who knows? You might find something a lot more enjoyable in the process.
Keep Some Helpful Reminders In Mind
Any time you feel like giving up, keep these four things in mind:
- Discomfort is temporary: Taking the easy route is tempting, especially when you feel like you’re not training effectively. Remember, that discomfort is temporary, and it is infinitely better to do even a lousy workout than to skip it altogether.
- You can still train productively: Yes, no matter how limited you might feel right now, remember that fitness is fluid, and there are many ways to train productively. Instead of dwelling on the negative, focus on productive ways to improve your current training - both small and big.
- You’ll be proud of yourself: We all feel a bit lazy from time to time – it’s human nature. Whenever you feel like taking the easy route, remind yourself that you will always be proud of yourself for sticking to your routine and doing the work.
- You are not alone: We all are facing crazy times and it’s easy to feel alone but remember fitness is the best way to release natural endorphins in the body helping boost your mood! Life will eventually go back to normal and when it does you will be the best you ever!