The automatic approach to getting your fitness back on track is to drop all the unhealthy stuff out of your life and commit to a full time exercise schedule to quickly drop the pounds and get back into your favourite clothes.
This works well in your head when you are sitting reading your motivational article while drinking coffee on a Saturday morning but what happen when life's s""t hits the fan.
All the motivation and grand ideas go out the window.
Here is how I would approach it and we have a cool little "BACK ON TRACK" fitness program for you if you are getting stuck in a rut with your health and fitness.
Instead of going guns blazing and training every day, I would start with less. 2-3 workouts per week is more than enough initially.
Because you have been out of action for a while and your body is de-conditioned and not the well oiled machine it used to be. Too much training too soon will leave you feeling drained and stiff as a board as you recover and try to workout every day.
Most people can't keep this up and subsequently give up again only to repeat the cycle a few months later.
You can add workouts as you increase your fitness.
Again, instead of getting complicated meal plans that look great on paper but need a culinary degree to get on the plate, why not keep things simple.
At Human Design, we like to keep things simple so we have developed all sorts of infographics, 1 page meal templates and simple habits that our busy clients can follow and actually stick to.
You don't have to give up everything when you start back.
In fact, 2-3 big habit changes is enough to get the weight dropping off and still leave you feeling like you are not eating rabbit food.
We don't do meal plans. Your tastes are too individual. We teach you the simple mechanics of building healthy, enjoyable meals that won't leave you starving and reaching for the biscuits every few hours.
3. Accountability. Structure. Support.
I would say most people derail their plans because they do not have anyone holding them accountable, they have no support system and they have no idea how to progress their plans every week and month.
This is why having a good little community to train with is vital for your success.
Believe it or not, you are not the only one who is busy. You are not the only one who doesn't know what to do.
You are not the only one who feels unfit and a bit scared to get started for fear of looking out of place.
We have seen it all with our clients and it is totally fine. We welcome it as it is a great chance to help you see that it's achievable and can fit into your busy life.
We design our programs so that any fitness level can take part at their abilities and current fitness levels.
We also encourage you to lift more, row quicker, hold that plank for longer but all in a safe way to ensure you always get challenged and improve without getting hurt.
Back On Track Fitness Program.
If you want to get your health and fitness back on track and actually build a good foundation to progress further, check out our BACK ON TRACK 8 week fitness program to get you back into the groove.
We are only take 2-3 people for this as we like to keep our group sessions smaller in numbers to ensure everyone gets good coaching.
I look forward to helping you get fit and healthy again.