Starting Up Again, After A Fitness Hiatus

It’s June 1st and I’m seriously ready to restart a fitness and wellness routine. It’s always nice to know you can get a fresh start at the beginning of a new month. I’ve been putting it off for way too long, and I’ve constantly felt like I need to really change for way way too long. I’ll admit, I’m really not happy with how I look, no matter what anyone else says to me otherwise.

I recently read some tips for starting and sticking to a fitness/wellness plan and here are some of the ones that I felt applied to me (and may apply to someone getting back into it all, too).

1. Prepare. I think this is the most important because just like anything in life, it’s better to plan. You can think of this as an appointment in your calendar, like a doctor’s appointment or an important meeting. Mark it on your calendar or planner. Create an alert on your cell phone so you can’t forget.

2. Start Slowly. Just because you know you’ve ran 3 miles before doesn’t mean you can do it as simply if you’ve been out of it for awhile. It’s probably better to start out slowly and gradually build up your distance and even speed.

3. Be Positive. Think about the gold at the end of the rainbow. Preparing and making a goal, and sticking to it is really hard! I know because I’ve been there, and I personally battle with this myself. Hard work reaps great reward and you should constantly remind yourself with that.

4. Think Healthy In Every Situation. When it comes to eating, think healthy. I’m not so much a dieter, personally, but more as a portion controlled eater. Try doing something active at the very least 10 minutes a day – run around with your dogs or walk around the mall with a friend.

5. Record Your Progress. Recording your progress with show you that you’re doing something and it will definitely be interesting to look at after a long period of time. I’m going to start logging in my food intake at The Daily Plate. If you use it, add me and lets motivate each other!

It’s summertime so even if you didn’t work out in time for “bathing suit” season, it’s never too late to start! :)

  • http://www.mizfitOnline.com MizFit

    so glad youre back!

  • http://www.mizfitOnline.com MizFit

    so glad youre back!

  • http://girl-woman-beauty-brains-blog.com Girl-Woman

    Very good and sensible advice.

  • http://girl-woman-beauty-brains-blog.com Girl-Woman

    Very good and sensible advice.

  • http://blog.freefitnesstips.co.uk/my-workout Tom Parker

    Good luck restarting Sue. I know how difficult it can be to get back into the swing of things when you have had a break from working out. I find that when I’m working out regularly I build a sort of momentum. However, even a short break seems to shatter any momentum I had going.

    After reading your post you sound prepared. The first week will probably be difficult but after that you should be fine. Best wishes.

  • http://blog.freefitnesstips.co.uk/my-workout Tom Parker

    Good luck restarting Sue. I know how difficult it can be to get back into the swing of things when you have had a break from working out. I find that when I’m working out regularly I build a sort of momentum. However, even a short break seems to shatter any momentum I had going.

    After reading your post you sound prepared. The first week will probably be difficult but after that you should be fine. Best wishes.

  • http://www.myfirst26point2.com/blog.html Jeff

    It’s the eat health in EVERY situation part that I find the hardest. I might eat heathly 95% of the time, but then I’ll scarf down a bag of Cheetos in 9 seconds…..

  • http://www.myfirst26point2.com/blog.html Jeff

    It’s the eat health in EVERY situation part that I find the hardest. I might eat heathly 95% of the time, but then I’ll scarf down a bag of Cheetos in 9 seconds…..

  • http://fitbottomedgirls.blogspot.com/ Jenn

    Good tips. This is my first time on your site, and I love Fergie, so I, naturally, love the name of it. :)

  • http://fitbottomedgirls.blogspot.com/ Jenn

    Good tips. This is my first time on your site, and I love Fergie, so I, naturally, love the name of it. :)