Fitness Setbacks will happen and that’s OK!
I’ve been living at my in laws house for the last 8 weeks and that’s finally coming to an end! Believe it or not, it’s actually bittersweet. I get along really well with my in-laws and I have to say, it’s been a lot of fun being here. Almost felt like I was on vacation a little.
With that said, I am super excited to get back into my house. And the renovations came out way better than I ever imagined! I have that to look forward to… it’s almost like I’m moving back into a brand new house. What I’m also excited for is to get back to my routine. I’ve been out of my routine so long that I’ve almost created a new routine while being here for 8 weeks.
What it’s taught me more than anything, once again, is 2 things!
The first thing is how important it is to have a routine. And the second thing is that if you get thrown off of your routine, it’s very easy to just get right back to it. Case in point for me was when we first got to my in-laws 8 weeks ago, I was really thrown off of my routine. My eating was off, my sleep was off, etc. But I quickly adjusted, made some changes and tried to make things as “normal” for myself as possible.
Was I successful? Yes, I think I was. I certainly had some slip ups and some setbacks,
but nothing that was catastrophic. Now let me be clear of one thing, this was a prolonged
setback. I don’t think you will go through anything that is 8 weeks long (unless, of course, you renovate your house also). But will you have some setbacks that throw you off for
a day, maybe 2 days, 3 days, maybe 7 days (vacation)? Of course you will.
Remember what I said a few weeks ago about the holidays (which in a way are kind of like a setback, right?) No one is fat in July because they ate too much on Christmas day (setback)! And the same holds true for even a 7 day setback.
If someone is complaining this summer about being overweight and they blame it on the vacation they took in February, slap them upside the head! And then ask them about the other 23 weeks from January to June when they weren’t on vacation. The point here is that each day is a new start.
In order to get yourself in a groove, you need to start putting together a few good days in a row, and then a few more, and then a few more, etc. Before you know it, you’ll have a pretty awesome streak going and you’ll have some pretty damn good results to show for it.
Remember, fitness setbacks will happen. And that’s OK. They are a part of life. I have them, celebrities have them, professional athletes have them, and you will have them too. Guess what, you’ll have more than just 1 in your lifetime. A lot more. And so will I.
Fitness setbacks are unavoidable most times.
But the setbacks aren’t the issue. They never have been and never will be. How quickly you recover from them and how quickly you get back on track will determine your overall success.