How to deal with setbacks in your exercise routine

The No BS Guide to Building Lean Muscle

So this week I have had a set back, because of my Menstrual cycle, as it does effect me a lot when keeping up with my exercise, check a post I did in relation to this:

Training through your Menstrual Cycle

So how to deal with setbacks in your in your exercise routine?

  1. Take a break if you need to for that week, and then make a plan to get back into it again the week after once you have more energy.
  2. Do short spurts of exercise rather than long periods of time, and just up the intensity so you still break out into a sweat.
  3. Try pilates or yoga, that involves training laying down on an exercise mat. You will be surprised of how these two forms of exercise can still help to tone your body.
  4. Be flexible with your exercise. So don’t set your routine in stone, as there will be events that can throw the plan out of the window, but schedule your training as the weeks again arrives, as like myself who has a son, things can crop up that effect my training, so being flexible so you plan your exercise on other days, where initially you hadn’t planned to do any training.
  5. Create a playlist that can give you a boost of energy to do some exercise. I always create playlists using Youtube and it is great as you can add to them as you wish to, without spending a dime in doing so.
  6. Try meditation, as this can really help get in touch with your body and your breathing, if you don’t feel like exercising.
  7. Always reward yourself when you have completed an exercise session, as this can really build up your energy to continue.
  8. Try setting yourself a 30 day challenge, check out this video which has details of how to do that.
  9. Check out Pinterest on workout ideas that you can do quickly rather than a long training session:
  10. Remember exercise is about enjoyment and can be done at a slow path rather than quick one, so just do what your body feels like doing and pick it up once you have more energy.

So if you have any tips on what to do when you have setbacks when exercising, then please leave a comment below.

Many thanks for reading,

Carrie X

About Carries Blog Network

Life Coach, Blog Writer, Author, Content Creator and a Mother. My aim is to help people with parenting, building success, health and wellbeing and creating a network and community through my blogs, books and video content.
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