Tips to Getting Back on Track

June 17, 2013

Get Up and Go!


If you are one of the people to fall off the workout band wagon, you are most certainly not alone. It’s hard to get back into the groove after weeks, months or years (yikes!) of not picking your behind off of the couch and getting a good sweat in. Following a schedule and sticking with it is half the battle. Here are some ways to get motivated so you can achieve your fitness goals!


Hire a trainer. You can schedule sessions with a trainer at your local gym or find a free lance trainer to come to you. Yes, it is going to cost you money. But what doesn’t? I truly believe that you cannot put a price tag on your health. If a trainer is going to get you to move, get one. You will not only get a great workout, but you will walk away with exercise knowledge and be able to use it in the future. Be on the lookout for any specials that gym or trainer has.


Meet a friend. Hold each other accountable. Plan to meet at the park at 6:00 p.m. a few nights a week. You will not want to be the one to let your friend down. You can both get your booty moving and catch up on last nights Game of Thrones. It’s a win, win!


Play with your kids. Chase your toddler or put the baby in the stroller and go for a nice long walk. Not only will you and your kids get some much needed fresh air and vitamin D, but you will set a great example. If your kids see how important it is to get outside and move, they will most likely follow.


Sign up for a race. If you have been thinking about signing up for your town’s Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot 5k, make this the year! Sign up and start training. Create a plan and check off your workout once it is complete. You will build endurance, have more energy and walk away from the race with a big smile on your face. What an accomplishment!


Getting back into fitness can definitely be a challenge. But believe me, once you get back into the swing of things and stick to a plan, you will feel guilty missing the workouts. Set a goal and get moving!


The Author

Karen Bobos, MSed

Karen M. Bobos, MSed, has been in the fitness industry since 1996 and feels her highest accomplishments are those results achieved by her clients through her guidance. She educates clients that there is no trick to being healthy, no magic pills, but rather optimal health is achieved through eating right and moving your body.

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