Over at my #couchpotatotofabfit Facebook Group, the Fab Fitters are working towards their own personal health goals for the month. Our goals are all different. One member wants to walk 10,000 steps each day. Another is wanting to lose weight. Another member wants to improve core strength by increasing the length of time she can hold a plank.
Whatever, the goal everyone is committed which is great!!
However, what happens when life gets in the way?
How to get back on track with your health & fitness goals
I have had a couple of comments from group members who have expressed frustration with themselves because they have an injury or have been ill or just fallen off track.
It is so hard not to get disappointed with ourselves if we don’t seem to be achieving our fitness and health goals. However, life has a habit of getting in the way and we need to stop beating ourselves up about it.
YOU NEED TO LISTEN TO YOUR BODY & YOUR MIND!!!
STOP beating yourself up when you fall off the fitness track – it is counter-productive!
Beating yourself up because you have had a blip in your fitness and health goal is counter-productive.
Here are 3 reasons why beating yourself up when you fall off the fitness track is counter-productive
1. When you beat yourself up you get stressed which will affect your mood and mental strength.
2. Beating yourself up makes you feel disappointed in yourself which will probably make it easier for you to give up. ‘Oh I’ve missed exercising for three days straight I might as well give up” – sound familiar?
3. Pushing the exercise after illness or an injury can make you ill again or make the injury worse. You need to be patient and take time to ease back into your fitness program. It might take longer but at least you will be stronger and avoid further illness or injury.
If you have fallen off track then you should read my post about 4 Ways to Get Back On Track When Life Gets In the Way
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Feel free to join the Fab Fitters over at the #couchpotatotofabfit Facebook Group. We are all supporting each other to be fit, fabulous, healthier and happier.