Do you ever feel those last two days/weeks/months have been everything BUT healthy? no exercise, a lot of “specials”… And at this point, getting back on track seems almost impossible – especially that first step, right?
Well, I’ve got news (or just a reminder) for you: not only is it “possible”, but it’s actually very doable!
Step #1: Acknowledge that it starts Here and Now. Not tomorrow after that business trip of yours.
Step #2: Identify that barrier between you and your exercise: is it physical, psychological or a hibrid of both?
- Ex: It’s been three days I have not exercised at all and have not been eating well to say the least – I STILL feel full and bloated, etc. Even my daily gigantic water intake was out the window!
Needless to explain how I feel… but it’d be pretty close to an old, dried-up, very slow… something!
Just the thought of going on a 5 miles run seems to be straight out of a Fairy Tale/Fantasy book… Heck, I’m not even sure I could do a mile right now!
As sad and pathetic as this is, I KNOW I don’t have a choice: the more I wait, the harder it’s gonna be, and quite frankly, I can’t bare the thought of anything harder than that, so onto phase #3!
Step #3: Fix it, step by step!
Here’s what I’m gonna do:
- Pick up my dear bottle of water and never let it leave my side… ever again! (OK – maybe just for the next couple of days)
- Go for a walk with my new BFF Aquafina. That will make me realize my legs are still capable of moving (thank god!) and well it’s a great way to fill that lunch hour!
- Finally, I feel almost ready to tackle the monster: I lace-up my running shoes, do 10-20 push-ups to get the blood flowing (really it just makes me feel really BAD-ASS!!) and head-out the door… Without giving a chance to my mind to convince me otherwise! I’m not going all out, just a nice and short run is enough to get my motivation back on track so tomorrow I’ll have a great souvenir of it and will want to do it all-over again!
OK: I talk the talk, now onto walking the walk! – Literally 😉
What are your “Back on Track” stories and tricks?