5 Rounds for time:400m Run
15 Overhead Squat 95/65
by Lisbeth Darsh
“After a break, how do you motivate yourself to get back into the gym?”
This question popped up on an “Ask Me Anything” session I was doing recently. It’s always a good one, because we all face this situation at some point.
Breaks are inevitable in our routine and our lives. We’re human. We get sick, we get injured, we get tired, we get busy. And so we end up out of our movement routine (whether that’s in the gym or on the trail or in the pool, etc.) and we have to find our way back in.
Sure, there are people who never miss a workout. They’re probably those kids who never missed a day of grammar school or high school, too. And they might be the folks who show up at work when they’re feverish or blowing snot all over. But the rest of us are human. And we miss a week or a month or … years.
So, how do you get back into activity after a period off?
1.) Show Up.
It’s simple, but it’s the start. All the motivational books in the world won’t help if you never get off your couch. Stop researching and thinking and preparing, and go do something TODAY. Your clothes don’t have to be stunning, your plan doesn’t have to be flawless, your nutrition doesn’t have to be perfect. You just have to get moving.
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