Sometimes you need to take some time off from your normal fitness routine. Whether it’s due to injury, fatigue, illness or the completion of an endurance event, there are times when you just hit the brakes and need to rest. The problem comes when you take those 2 days, 2 weeks or 2 months off and you have a hard time getting back on track and into a routine.
After a long layoff (and for some of us a 2 day break seems like a long time) your body may feel ready to jump back in but don’t be surprised if it’s your head that holds you back. Here are some tips to get your mental mojo back!
Plan three workouts for the next week and put them in your calendar.
Once you have your workouts planned for the week make sure that you do them.
Great job! That first week went well so get your calendar out and schedule your next three (or more) workouts for the upcoming week.
After a few weeks of baby-stepping your way back into your exercise routine it will feel like you never stopped!
Now go run!