Due to the unprecedented quarantine situation of the last few months, many gyms and sports clubs have closed their doors. Add to that the restrictions forcing people to stay indoors, and you have a recipe for weight gain. Many people across the world have experienced this phenomenon.
You’ve probably heard horror stories from other moms who have found it impossible to shed their baby weight, and you are terrified that the same thing will happen to you. However, the fact is that if you are mindful of your weight from the get-go, and make a conscious effort to take care of yourself, you shouldn’t find that baby weight is too much of a problem for you.
We start a fitness regime with great gusto only for our interest to dwindle a few weeks later. Suddenly, that energy has drained from every fiber in our bodies, and the last thing we want to do is hit the gym. If this scenario sounds familiar, and you’re struggling to stay on the exercise bandwagon, you’ve come to the right place. If your motivation is MIA, I'm here to help get you back on track.
So many people adopt the classic mentality of buying a gym membership that they never use or assuming that “dieting” means starving yourself until you’ve lost weight and then resuming your old diet as normal. Being truly healthy isn’t about achieving quick results; it’s about creating a lifestyle that you’ll be able to maintain on a permanent basis. Sometimes, that does mean you’ll only see results gradually but you’ll be able to maintain those good results forever if you stick to your healthy routine.
If you have felt the pressing need to try something new, then trying an outside-the-box fitness idea might be just what you need. Say goodbye to the gym, the weights, and the same old pilates stretches, and embrace something truly different that still provides a route to reaching your fitness goals.
One of the biggest reasons for people wanting to lose weight and get fit in the first place is because they want to look good. While it can be the motivation that helps you get fit, you can’t make it your only goal. Your motivation should be to improve the overall health of your body, to learn to respect it and treat it with the care it deserves, not because you want to shape it into a body that you desire.
There’s no point working hard to achieve your goals for a few days and then giving up. Bear in mind that results aren’t going to be immediate. You need patience. But when you do start seeing positive changes in your figure, stamina, and overall wellbeing, everything will be worth it! So, even if you’re feeling a little lazy or down one day, make sure you still stick to your plan and attend any classes or sessions you’d originally planned to.