regaining focus as our schedules free up with the kids being gone all day. I myself have missed many workouts due to illness, scheduling conflicts, illness again and so on. So this week I thought of writing
some tips to get us back in the swing of things.
If you have been MIA for a while from the gym I would advise you to work yourself back in slowly. If you jump in full throttle you run the risk of injuring yourself, burning out too quick and overworking muscles. Set small goals for your first week or two back at the gym. Try to get in at least three days and don’t try to lift what you were lifting before the summer, kids, or whatever threw a loop in your routine. Don’t let that discourage you either if you find yourself lifting less. Understand that minor setbacks happen to everyone and if you stay consistent now you will be back where you were in no time at.
Maybe you kept more junk food around the house “for the kids” in these summer months. (Ice cream, popsicles, etc.) Now is the time to attack the pantry, freezer and refrigerator. Be relentless. Pitch that stuff that you don’t normally eat. It is a lot less tempting to divulge in these treats if they aren’t conveniently located in your home. All in all, it’s better for the whole family if you replace these bad options with fruit, nuts, yogurt, etc. Once that is done hit the grocery store and stock up on better items.
De-Stress! This one is another must. Now that we are back in a routine and the noise level in our homes have gone down 10 levels, take the time to find things that help relax you and get you through your day. Maybe pick up meditating, or purchase a new book. My point is to take advantage of any quiet time you have to do absolutely nothing or something that helps to keep your stress levels down. Most of us are always GO, GO GO. Stop, and don’t forget to take a deep breath. Alright moms, we are on our countdowns now. Take care of yourselves. After all, if we aren’t happy, no one is. ;-)
Jill Smith BS,CFT 803-477-1371 cell 937-748-9905 office email@example.com