It was just a minute ago, when you thought everything was getting back to normal, Those Home workouts were almost coming to an end, when you thought it was time to hang up the resistance bands, when we all were getting ready to get back to our daily lifestyle…. Till the second wave hit. Now, we cant go back to square one and let all our hard work just get dusted off can we?
Here are some ways to stay Motivated and Maintain fitness levels till the situation gets back to normal.
Find a routine
Find a routine that you feel COMFORTABLE, something you know yu can consistently peform for a period of time, the key thing is to stick with it. The NHS recommends that adults aged 19 to 64 need to do at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity activity a week. This includes being active every day and doing strengthening activities at least twice a week.
So, what does ‘moderate-intensity activity’ look like? Well, things like brisk walking, riding a bike, dancing, and rollerblading all count. You can try and beat your daily steps target, follow a daily exercise YouTube channel.
Resistance exercises can also help strengthen your muscles and improve your mobility. Some of these exercises can be performed using weights or resistance bands, but if you don’t have access to them, that shouldn’t stop you. Squats or sit-to-stands from a sturdy chair, push-ups against a wall or the kitchen counter, and lunges or single-leg step-ups on stairs are all great for those new to these kinds of exercises.
you could even put your tins of baked beans, bags of rice, bottled water or flour to good use. They make great dumbbell substitutes or, if you tie them up in a carrier bag, you have an improvised kettlebell, Gas cylinders, Any weight that is comfortable for you to put in a good workout.
Diet is also key when you are trying to stay fit, of course indulge in a few cheat meals here and there, but 80% of the time focus on clean foods and hydrate well. One you get in the zone, your body and mind will adapt to the nature of your eating habits.
Consistency and Motivation
No matter how many workouts you do a day, there is no point in hoping for progress if you aren’t consistent, and for consistency you need to master Motivation.
For motivation, we recommend Music, watching motivational YouTube videos, listening to podcasts, reading… etc anything that will keep you going.
Tracking your progress every 2 days, or end of every week is also a great tactic to keep motivated, the more you see your progress, the more you will want to keep going.
Stay in control, don’t overdo it and not enjoy the process.
YOU GOT THIS.