How to Stay in Shape When Change Happens
Maintaining Your Motivation
Life offers a lot of different changes, and how, or when, you exercise may not always look the same. This can be challenging, because you may stop exercising all together, and start to live a sedative lifestyle. If you don’t want this to happen to you, there are certain things that you can do to keep active, no matter what is going on in your life.
There may be times where you have to switch your routine or rest, especially if you have a surgery, or an injury that needs to heal. Other than that, you should be doing some sort of exercise, wherever you are in life.
Here are five different situations where you may struggle to stay fit, and here's how to overcome that lack of motivation:
Going off to college can be a major change. Or maybe you graduated from college, and are moving to a different state to start a new job. Whatever the case, you can find that getting to know a new city can be a little frustrating, if you don’t know where to exercise.
If you are a runner, you may want to do some research on where it is safe to run, or where local runners go to run. Maybe you just need a good gym or need to find a new personal trainer. It will take some time and research to figure out what the city has to offer, and what will work best for your personal life.
Getting a Pet
If you get a pet, you are going to have to do more than make sure that your house is prepared for your furry friend. Maybe your pet likes to go on walks, and you will have to incorporate that into your workout schedule. If your pet needs to exercise, but doesn’t want to, you will need to motivate them with some kind of treat such as Dr. Marty Pets snacks. Whatever you find works for you, and your pet is a great way to get some quality time with your furry critter.
Maybe you started weight lifting because your significant other went to the gym. After a breakup, it can be hard to go to the same gym, which makes it super easy to just stop going to the gym all together.
It’s important to keep exercising. Maybe you were only going to the gym, because you felt like you had to, or you just wanted to spend time with your significant other. You can choose to go to another gym, or find some form of exercise that you enjoy.
Growing a Family
Having children will change a lot of things in your life, and exercise may be one of them. There are a lot things that are easy to put aside, and exercise is usually one of them. School, family, and work are all important things that take priority, and can leave you with a full schedule.
If you still want to exercise, you will need to make several adjustments to your schedule. This may mean waking up early before you go to work or school. It could be cutting your gym time in half, while still getting a good workout. You may find that an in-home workout routine is better for your schedule and budget.
Bodies are not perfect, and everyone will face some kind of health challenge in their life. If you become sick, you will want to take a rest, and give your body the chance to heal itself.
The doctor may have diagnosed you with a disease or condition that doesn’t allow you to do what you love anymore. If you have a certain heart condition, you may find that you are not able to run anymore, and need to find another way to stay in shape. Talk with a doctor about your options, and find what is best for you.
What are some ways that you stay in shape, even when things get a little crazy in your life? Comment below to start the conversation!