2 Months into the New Year. Are your Resolutions holding out?
It happens to mostly everyone. The start of the New Year you have made the best plans.Got your diet and training regime in place and have stuck with it for a good few weeks. Changes are starting to show and you find yourself mentally congratulating yourself on your progress. Then one day, you lose it.
Perhaps a holiday got in the way, or a work function, a wedding, a birthday party, a breakup…( I could go on and on here..) regardless of the reason your emotions took over and you caved.
So you have faced a set-back and now have to get back on track so that you can move forward and start seeing the results again.
But how do you do this?
Well for some people this is as easy as making the decision to start. For others the emotional roller coaster of feeling like you have failed is harder to overcome.
Let’s go over a few key tips to keep in mind and get you back on track
Accept the set-back.
Yep, forget it. The very first thing you should do is accept that it happened and move on. The more you think about it, the worse it becomes and the far more likely you are to jump back in with the same determination you showed at the start.
Remind yourself why you started.
There was a reason you decided to make the change. Remind yourself of your goals and WHY you are doing this so you can begin to put your plan back in place. Think of all the POSITIVE changes and improvements you have made already and understand that all is not lost. Keep things in perspective so you don’t make a mountain out of a molehill.
Re -Set your plan.
Have a look at what was working and what was not going so well for you.
How was your diet/ did you feel you were eating enough or not enough? Perhaps you really aren’t eating enough calories on a day to day basis and the constant hunger has just been too much to handle.
Workouts: have you been putting in 100%? Or maybe you need a rest day to bounce back?
Remember that sometimes you do need to make adjustments to your program. Review what you’re doing and see if there is something that isn’t quite working as it should.
A few simple tweaks to the program could be just the thing to get you back on track and moving forward again.
Don’t make excuses for yourself. Most of us understand the basics of what is right for your body. We all know that junk food is bad, fruit and veg – good! Exercise is great, sitting on the couch and making excuses as to why you didn’t exercise … too cold, too dark, too tired, too sore, too busy etc etc..(.trust me we have heard them all! ) Is probably not going to get you any closer to your goals.
The hard to swallow, bitter truth of it all is that only you can get you the results you are after.
Remember that very often it’s not the actual set-back that will cause problems with your progress but rather how you choose to deal with this set-back instead.Put in the hard work, dedication and we promise you, you will see the success you’re after