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  • Writer's pictureAdam Morris

How to Break Out of a Rut with Trying to Get in Shape

This is how things can typically go:


You start the gym and your diet. Motivation is sky high. You love working out. You are super focused with your food. You see changes in your body and are over the moon about it!


Several months pass and things have come up. You've been on holiday. There's been a stressful time at work. Family issues are rearing their head again.


You feel rubbish about yourself because you know what you used to be like and how good it made you feel, but you feel just so far away from that and don't have the drive to get yourself back into the groove again.

 

First off, don't be too hard on yourself!


Motivation levels for ANYTHING in life aren't constant and will alway come in peaks and troughs.


This is extremely applicable to fitness and getting in shape as, let's face it, it can be pretty damn hard without the right know how and someone pushing you all the time.


Remember that you're only human, not a robot!

 

Getting yourself back on track is tough initially and you NEED to accept this if you're going to succeed in getting back in the game,. The first few gym sessions will probably involve a lot of huffing and puffing, things hurting more than they used to and you'll likely me sore for the next few days.


This is a natural part of life - anything that's difficult and getting you out of your comfort zone is probably worth doing!


Accept that the first couple of weeks will be a struggle, power through and the rest will come easier.

 

Try not to set your sights too high.


Goal setting sounds like some boring thing your boss makes you do at work, but it's actually an important thing when it comes to fitness as there's so many different areas.


When I'm working with a brand new client, we will always agree on small, manageable goals each week and build on them as the weeks and months go on.


First week could be to workout three times a week and drink more water. That's it, nothing else to aim for during the first week.


Second week could be to stick to those three workouts a week and water intake, but also cut down the amount of crisps they eat from 2 packets a day to one.


Manageable, but effective goals and changes are the key.

 

Does all of this sound like you?


Are you stuck in a rut with your fitness and/or weight loss?


Is it getting you down in the dumps?


Would being set manageable goals each week with having your workouts all laid out for you be helpful?


Email adam@acmfit.com for details on Personal Training and Online Coaching and get out of your rut today!

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