The holidays have passed, it’s a new year, and we’re over 3 weeks into the new year.
But maybe you’re just not feeling it, yet
Maybe you feel stuck in a rut and you’re having a hard time getting back into your routine and back on to the track towards better health.
That is 100% normal, and okay. We’ve all been there
We’re not designed to go 100% all the time.
Sometimes we need to slow down, give ourselves a bit of grace and time.
But we do need to keep making positive progress forward and eventually do need to get back on track.
So here’s our tips on developing a strategy to break the cycle, and get back on track:
- Identify the Root Cause:
Understanding the source of your funk is the first step to breaking free. It could be stress, lack of motivation, or even burnout. Take a moment to reflect on what might be causing your resistance to self-care. Are external factors weighing you down, or is it an internal struggle?
- Set Realistic Goals:
Sometimes, the pressure of high expectations can contribute to feelings of overwhelm. Set realistic and achievable goals for yourself. Instead of aiming for an intense workout every day, consider starting with a commitment to three gym sessions a week. Small, attainable goals can be powerful motivators.
- Find Your Why:
Reconnect with the reasons you started your wellness journey in the first place. Whether it’s to get stronger, boost your energy, improve your mood, or enhance your overall health, reminding yourself of your “why” can reignite your passion for self-improvement.
- Change Up Your Routine:
Monotony can contribute to a lack of motivation. If you find yourself in a fitness rut, try changing up your routine. Explore new classes, activities, or outdoor exercises. The novelty can bring excitement back into your fitness regimen.
- Enlist a Buddy:
Having a gym buddy can make your workouts more enjoyable and provide that extra push when motivation is lacking. It’s easier to stay committed when you have someone counting on you, and the social aspect can turn your gym sessions into a positive and fun experience.
If you’re not already there, join our private client Facebook group to connect with other clients who may also be looking for a gym buddy too, or reach out to a coach and we will help connect you with someone.
- Prioritize Self-Care:
Self-care extends beyond the gym. Ensure you’re taking care of your mental and emotional well-being. Incorporate activities that bring you joy and relaxation, whether it’s reading, meditation, or spending time with loved ones. A balanced approach to self-care can positively impact your motivation to hit the gym.
- Celebrate Small Wins:
Acknowledge and celebrate your achievements, no matter how small. Did you make it to the gym this week? Celebrate that accomplishment. Recognizing your progress, no matter how incremental, boosts your confidence and motivates you to continue.
And join us on Fridays in our client Facebook group to celebrate those wins in our Bright Spot Friday posts. Share a post of the wins you had from that week, and:
a) watch how many more wins you’ll start to notice by celebrating even small ones each week
b) embrace the sense of accomplishment and pride you feel when others celebrate your wins too.
- Seek Additional Support:
If you find it challenging to break out of your funk on your own, consider seeking additional support. Reach out to Coach Mary to schedule a check-in session so she can help provide guidance, encouragement, and personalized strategies to help you overcome mental barriers and prioritize self-care.
Breaking free from a funk that hinders your commitment to self-care requires self-reflection, realistic goal-setting, and a willingness to make positive changes. Remember that everyone experiences setbacks, and it’s okay to ask for support. By implementing these strategies, you can break the cycle, rekindle your motivation, and take the first steps towards a healthier and happier you.
Ready to break from the cycle and get back on track? Come try a class with us. Click the link below!