The holiday is over, it’s time to get physical again!!

Over the holidays…I did a lot of sitting!

Oh boy,  I’m feeling really lazy because since last Thursday I have done very little exercise.  Well actually I did none, notta thing, zippo, until this afternoon when I forced my children out for a walk along the beach.  I watched people jogging by and just thought “what are they on?”  My feet felt so heavy I really don’t think I could have done anything more strenuous than just walk…slowly!

This is really odd for me as I usual do some type of activity every day, and have for the past 30 years.  I just felt happy over the weekend to do nothing but sit and eat.  It was Easter so of course you get to eat Chocolate & Hot Cross Buns, and other things that are acceptable during a “holiday.” It all tasted good and I felt comfortable knowing it was the holidays and things are different during this time of “festivities.”

So tomorrow the club opens, it’s back to regular hours and classes but I feel sluggish, I want the holiday to continue.  How will I get back into my workout? 

We all know it is completely normal to hit a lull in your regular workout routine.  Sometimes we just need a break, but what we don’t want is to stop all together.  It is so easy to lose our momentum and that is the danger zone.  How do we get motivated to take that step back to the club?

Don’t Break the Habit – The easiest way to keep things going is simply not to stop. Avoid long breaks in exercising or rebuilding the habit will take some effort.

Start back gently –  If you are off to pump tomorrow then maybe you start with lighter weights or doing a cycle class you might want to slow your pace down until you feel that urge to give it all you have.

You are not alone – Thank goodness, if you feel sluggish chances are other people feel this way as well.  

Remember muscle has memory   Yes, that is correct muscle has memory and you will bounce back in no time but you have to keep moving.

Drink plenty of water   You want to really hydrate yourself to flush out all the toxins that your body accumulated over the long weekend.

So best of luck over the next few days, that is probably all it will take to get back into your routine.  If you need any help keeping motivated just drop the club a line or speak to a staff member.  

May your next workout fill you with so many good feelings that you will be itching to return. See you at the Coffs Coast Health Club, where they make fitness something you want to do! 

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