How To Stay FIT When You Can't Workout

Life can come fast and out of nowhere leaving it tricky to stay on track of our goals.

How To Stay FIT When You Can't Workout

Life can come fast and out of nowhere leaving it tricky to stay on track of our goals. I just got diagnosed with Costochondritis - the cartilage between my ribs are inflamed and basically everything I do , including BREATHING, hurts like hell. Lemme tell ya, this pain is SEVERE. I should be healed in about 2 weeks but I have too much energy to not be able to workout for two weeks so HOW DO WE STAY FIT WHILE WE CANNOT WORKOUT??!

Walks - Walking is one of the best things you can do for your body. You can walk anywhere and you can constantly change up your scenery. It is currently winter where I am at so walking outside is not really an option. So park your car a little farther and dress a little warmer! Opt out for the treadmill & put on your favorite Netflix show. If you have a desk job, get up once every hour and go for a walk around your building.

Clean Up That Diet - By now, I hope that we would all understand that you cannot ‘out run’ or ‘out work’ a bad diet; meaning you cannot eat like crap & just workout and expect results. If you do not know this, please reach out to me and we can discuss this further. Abs are made in the kitchen! If you are not able to workout, you are not able to burn as many calories as you normally would so really pay attention to what you eat & how much. Tracking macros can always be a great tool to make sure you are eating enough to maintain maintenance weight (the weight you want to continue to stay at). A great macro calculator can be found here:

DO NOT Skip Meals - Skipping meals is soooooo bad. I am guilty as well. We all think skipping meals is going to help us lose weight when in reality, it is the complete opposite. When we skip meals, our body goes into starvation mode which means, next time you eat, your body is going to store everything as fat so you can use it for energy later. We do not want that! According to “this is your body's natural response to long-term calorie restriction. It involves the body responding to reduced calorie intake by reducing calorie expenditure to maintain energy balance and prevent starvation”.

Try Other Workouts - If you are injured, it could be beneficial to try other types of workouts. Please be sure to check with your doctor first. Some ideas of other workouts are Pilates, yoga, kick-boxing, karate, dancing, etc. Just make sure you are moving your body in a way that feels good to you.

Focus On Your Mental Health - Check in with your thoughts. Are you happy? Do you have goals? Are you doing things everyday to reach your goals? Are you letting your injury get you down? Your mental health is just as important as your physical so take this time to really check & and realign yourself. If you are not mentally healthy, you will never be physically happy.

Remember, you do not have to spend hours in the gym lifting weights or doing cardio to be fit. If these tips were helpful please let me know by giving this post a thumbs-up & a like! xoxo

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