It’s something that we will have in common at some point in our lives and it’s something that I experienced this month – I lost my fitness mojo. After training my hardest for my half marathon at the beginning of the month and fitting in some HITT workouts alongside my runs, I decided to give myself a 2-week break from exercise after completing a gruelling 13.1-mile run.
Running a half marathon was quite an achievement for me and my body seriously needed the break, however, when my break came to an end I really didn’t have the urge to workout like I did before running the Reading half. Slowly, but surely I’m getting back into my workouts after my break and today I’m sharing some of my top tips that are helping me re-find my fitness mojo.
Don’t Put Too Much Pressure on Yourself
Nothing feels like fun if you’re being forced to do something and the same and be said for exercise. Working out should be a part of your day that you look forward to, so don’t feel pressurised to workout because you think you should. Take your time with it and go at your own pace.
Schedule in Your Workouts
These days if something isn’t written in my planner then it’s most likely not to get done. Admittedly, I now go to the effort to write my workouts in my planner for this reason alone. Plus, seeing it in writing makes it feel more official and I love crossing things off my to-do list. So far so good, it’s making me get my butt moving and complete my exercise sessions.
Create a Cracking Playlist To Get You Moving
There’s nothing like a funky beat to get you up and moving. Filling up your playlist with some high energy tracks or your favourite tunes will make your workout feel more like fun than a chore.
Give Yourself The Chance To Destress
Being able to dust off those cobwebs, daily stresses and giving yourself the time and space to be able to clear your mind of any heavy thoughts is a perfect excuse to refind your fitness mojo. The escapism and freedom that you feel when your outdoors running or the relief after a hard day that exercise can bring is second to none and something that you can’t buy for love or money.
Set Yourself A Challenge
At the moment, I’m looking for some local races and have even considered trying out Parkrun in a few weeks time too. Having something to work towards is such a motivator and makes it easier to get out the door and start training. There’s nothing like a race to make you feel more accountable and incentivized to make you lace up my trainers again.
Change Things Up
Being stuck in the same old groove is going to do nothing to help you get back into fitness. There is no better time to change things up after a break, so why not try a new class, sport or try a new form of exercise to shake things up and make your routine more exciting?