Ever had an injury and totally fell off your workout routine?
You see it all the time were professional athletes have an injury in their professional sport. Some are career threatening and some are just sprains or broken bones. What ever the injury is it stops them from continuing their routines. They have to rehab their injury and refocus back into their workout routines. You know what is like to get into a routine and something happens and you take a little time off and all of a sudden you start giving excuses why you can't workout. I would like to talk about some tips you can use to keep yourself focused or even to get back into that workout after your injury has healed 100%. Also you should make sure that your Doctor has given you a clean bill of health.
Even if your Doctor says your ready to go, you may feel a little afraid to push it in the beginning, but one workout routine that you could do to lesson the strain on your injury is a water routine. You could find a local swimming pool and start using the resistance of the water to start redeveloping your strength and confidence in your healed injury. Once you feel confident you can start doing activities out of the water. There are many different items you can use to help you along the way in the water to create more resistance and gain even more strength. The goal here is that you are lighter in the water and believe it or not you will find it more enjoyable and start getting back to your old routine.
Log down your daily workout. Keep track on a calendar how long you workout and how often. Remember you don't have to exercise for an hour. All you need is twenty minutes or a half hour. Also remember if you are really sore after your workout you possibly pushing yourself to hard. Some people try pushing it right away and find it harder to workout than before and start getting dejected. Then they quit. Also if you log down your workout you'll find that checking each day off gives you a rewarding feeling and is easier keep up with your motivation.
Find yourself a friend who also wants to workout. This can help you in many ways. First if your not confident because of your injury, he or she can help spot you so you don't re-injure yourself. Also they could provide you with the encouragement you need to keep up with the everyday or every other day routine.
One of the most important tips that I can give you is to just keep it up. Just do it! Workout for the amount of time you have. If you only have twenty minutes then that's what you do. The bottom line is you have to just keep doing it no matter what. Also don't be hard on yourself if you miss a day, OK, just get back in the saddle again the next day. Keep something like before pictures and compare them with pictures after a few weeks and see the difference. Also look at clothes that you start getting to small for and enjoy the results. Another thing you could do is keep pictures of people working out or watch fitness programs once or twice a day, they will get you motivated. Also remember a simple long walk can go a long ways and breaks up a routine that gets tiresome.
I am over 40 years of age and have struggled with my weight and health all my life. I have made the changes like I have suggested and have had tremendous results by dieting and exercising. I have equipment and programs on my website for you to use to create a healthy lifestyle.