It's unfortunately that time of the year where you start to stop going to the gym, you get tired, you haven't seen the results, you realise it's harder than it is, you realise that it rains a lot and takes up more of your time but those unfortunately aren't good enough excuses.
Any way regardless of the excuses, we're here to talk about what you do to get back into the gym!
The first step is to plan your time, plan your weeks, make a schedule plan to go to the gym 3-4 times a week, spend an hour, plan your travel time. This will give a structure, it will help you to not have to rely on will power to go to the gym, your know you have to go at a certain time so just you go, it's like shopping, it's not fun, you know you have to do it and it takes little will power, make the gym the same sort of thing.
The second step is to think about the exercise you like to do and plan your sessions to do them, get back to just enjoying training, turning up and working hard, yeah it shouldn't just be all fun and games, of course you have to work hard too. This will again build a habit of turning up and doing the work, getting used to training again, enjoying your workouts on the whole.
It's a similar sort of principle with your diet, stop looking for a magical fix and cutting loads of things out your diet, just get your diet back to being consistent, add your favourite foods back in just make sure you limit them. Keep your calories consistent, keep your protein high and just do the basics right and consistently, this in itself might actually lead to some weight loss, But it's about principles and getting them consistent.
None of this takes that much effort but once you get the principles and basics right and CONSISTENT you can achieve any goal your put your mind too! You have to just not give up or give in to temptations, remind yourself of WHY you are doing this, WHAT it means to you and maybe your family, HOW it will affect you if you don't get to your goal.
This is why I'm a huge advocate of writing things down on white boards or your home screen somewhere you can see your goals and somewhere you can't escape.
Don't be one of those people who get to 40-50 years old and regret not looking after your body when you were younger, take action now!
Get back to it - you got this!!
The Main Author is Dan Grimes, Guest authors will be posting too.