The Type of Workout You Should Be Doing If You Can’t Stay Motivated
Occasionally it happens that many of us are sidelined by something that doesn’t allow us to workout. It can be an injury, an illness or sometimes a pregnancy restriction. It gets tougher to stay on your daily workout routine. It may affect your drinking, eating and even sleeping habits when you are not on your workout routine what it used to be. Not being active can really throw you for a loop, so here are the ways to help keep you motivated for workout.
What Are The Options
If it is an ankle injury, one can work with upper body strength. Just had a baby? Ask your doctor when it is right to have little walks with stroller. It is obvious you would not be able to exercise as you used to but your doctor can approve what amount of exercise you can do to stay active.
Watch Your Diet
If you can’t exercise, it’s especially important to pay attention to what you’re eating. Someone who’s used to burning a few hundred calories per day from working out will likely gain weight if they don’t cut back when it comes to food. Some ways to keep yourself accountable: track your calories (I love MyFitnessPal), invest in a fitness tracker, and search online for nutritious, low-calorie recipes.
You have been burning calories on daily basis with a specific workout routine. Now you cannot do that because you can’t exercise. It will lead you to gaining wait if you don’t cut back when it comes to food. Find some ways to keep yourself accountable like tracking your calories and finding some low calories alternatives.
Create A Personalized Routine
You need to make your routine by sticking to it and have to set up a pattern. Once you’ve set up a system for when/how/where you’re going to exercise, keep at it, even if you really don’t feel like it. Once the habit is developed you would not even think of changing it for any reason.
Here are certain things you can do to get the things going:
- There are certain apps for that. In fact, there are gazillions of them. From a pricey wearable tech, to a simple and free pedometer app on your phone, technology will get you covered whenever you want to get going.
- It won’t cost you a penny. Going for a random walk, a hike, a run or, just throwing a ball around at the park, all of this is totally free of cost. In addition to all this, YouTube is an amazing resource for free, guided exercise routines.
- Number 30has some magic and 30 minutes is the magic number. While we all should be aiming for 30 minutes of moderate exercise every day, it’s you who has to decide how much time you can devote to it. Be specific for the times you can exercise, and go date yourselfJ. It’s not a compulsion to spend those 30 minutes in one go. You can even break it up into shorter sessions.
- Whatever you do, write it down and mix it up. Write down as many different activities as you can think of. Make a hand list to keep you moving. A wide ‘menu’ of activities to choose from is going to keep you interested and motivated. Here is the tip of the day for you, keep your most favorite activity for those days when you really don’t feel like doing anything.
- Here is the ideal workout deal for you. Any exercise is good for you, but if you really want to nail it, here it is: a routine that includes strength (weights), flexibility (things like yoga, pilates or simple stretching) and aerobic activity (such as running, walking, cycling).
When everything else fails and you’re still eager to exercise, try being active in some other way. Go for volunteering, taking up a new hobby, or enrolling in a class to learn something new. Keeping yourself busy will help pass the time until you can work out again.