Every person has begun an exercise program at one point, and fallen hardoff the wagon only a few weeks later. Some have even experienced a great deal of success on a plan only to bederailed by injury or another life event that prohibits continuation of theroutine. Finding the path back to afitness routine can feel frustrating and exhausting after a fall, but the taskis not an impossible one.
After falling off the routine, many begin to feel guilty about losingthe progress they had made, or even feel guilt over having to take a break todeal with injury. The first step tofinding a path back to fitness is to rid oneself of this guilt. Life happens: schedules change, sicknessarises, injuries occur, and routines become scattered or impossible tocontinue. This is often through no faultof our own, and should not be a reflection of success or an indication offailure. It’s simply part of life thatrequires adaptation and progression to continue moving forward.
Once the guilt is gone and this stumble can be seen as exactly what itis, a stumble, getting back on the path seems much more manageable. But its only manageable if the expectationsare set at appropriate levels. Respectthe timetable life as assigned and work within it. No one can do everything all the time, andputting aside a run one day for a late meeting does not mean failure isimminent. Expect challenges andunpredictable changes to a schedule and plan to adapt. Change the evening run to the morning for oneday, or trade in a typical hour long bike-ride for a 30 minute jog if time islacking. Adaptation is key to anyfitness program, and is necessary to maintain a healthy lifestyle overall.
Finally, shed the use of labels. A person is not a “success” if they completely stick to a routine nomatter what happens, nor are they a “failure” if a stumble happens and a fewworkouts are missed. Always rememberprogress, not perfection, is the overall goal of healthy living.
About Expert Brand
Expert Performance is a vertically integratedmanufacturer of Performance Apparel. We have been making products bothdomestically and overseas for more than twenty years. Expert has been a leadinginnovator in the design and development of smart fabric technology to createand manufacture fashionable, high quality, functional garments for the activelifestyle, athletic, and sportswear markets. Our line of basic and specialtyproducts cater to the needs of distributors, decorators, and retailers. We areproud to offer profitable opportunities to you, our partner.
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