So you’re doing awesome and you’re on a committed routine. That’s fantastic! What happens when you fall out of your routine, get bored, or lack the motivation to continue? Getting into a fitness rut happens to everyone — even the most dedicated — so it’s important to recognize it when it does happen but also figure out a way to work through it.
There are a few good ways to work through it. I named three points that can help break you out of your rut:
- Do something new. Sometimes you’re the one standing in the way of your own success. By reframing your perspective and trying something new, you may experience a newfound appreciation for what you do and get back into your old routine.
- Start slow. Don’t feel pressured to quickly bounce back to your old routine. Go at a comfortable pace and never overload your body. Get back into the swing of things and make time for yourself before demanding a certain level of performance.
- Bring a friend. Maybe working out solo just isn’t for you right now. Invite a friend who has been wanting to work out and plan to do so together. Who knows, maybe you can both break out of your ruts!