If you read my previous blog, Do You Need That Extra Push Post Isolation?, you’ll know that I also struggled to stay motivated during lockdown. Now, here in Sydney, as we take those first steps post-isolation I’ve had to make a conscious effort to reintroduce fitness back into my daily routine. Whether you’re taking those first steps back to normality too, or you’re still isolating at home, I want this blog to help you bring back your love for fitness.
Here are a few FHIT tips to help you on your journey:
- Don’t overdo it straight away
- Listen to your body
- Find a friend to keep you motivated
- Remind yourself of your WHY
Don’t overdo it straight away
One of the most important things is to not go too hard, too fast. A lot of people make the mistake of jumping back into their fitness journey where they stopped back at the gym all those months before. Remember that your body may have had a long break, so it’s important to slow down and start fresh. As part of FHIT, I offer a Foundations program, that goes back to basics and it’s the perfect way to get back into fitness.
Listen to your body
Listening to your body sounds simple but it’s key to staying on track. If you wake up and you’re not feeling 100%, go for a slow walk around the block to get moving. On the other hand, if you wake up feeling ready to smash a 45-minute HIIT workout – go for it! No matter how you feel waking up in the morning, there’s a FHIT workout for you, whether it’s a quick 15-minutes or a full-on 45.
Find a friend to keep you motivated
Another great way to reintroduce fitness into your life is to have someone come along the journey with you. If you know someone in the same position as you, make a promise to keep each other on track and stay motivated, whether that’s working out together physically, virtually or just catching up post-workout to share your progress. If you need to find that someone, the FHIT community is full of amazing women who will help cheer you on when you need the motivation the most.
This is something I always come back to but if you’re looking at reintroducing fitness into your life, you have to ask yourself, why? Connecting with your why is a powerful tool that will help you stay motivated and accountable. You have to want to do this for you. Share your why with me on Facebook or Instagram, I would love to hear!
These four tips have helped me get over that hurdle of getting back into fitness, and I hope it helps you too!