How to Get Back in Shape

Tired when you walk up one flight of stairs? Then it’s probably time to start working out again.

Sometimes, life can get the best of us, and we fail to take care of our bodies. You may have started to travel a lot, work has gotten busier, or you simply just cannot find the time to prioritize your health. Once you begin to notice that your jeans are getting a little tight, it may be time for you to try to get in shape again. I know you may be worried that you are too far gone, but it is never too late to take care of your body.

The hardest part is getting started. Once you say, “I want to get back in shape,” then just do it. Don’t say you’ll start tomorrow because those tomorrow’s will add up and months will have passed. Whatever motivated you to say you wanted to be in shape, channel that whenever you want to use the word “tomorrow.” After you get motivated, it’s to time get moving again. Figure out what is the best way for you to get moving after being stationary for such a long time.

If you let your gym membership go months before, that does not mean you can’t exercise. Don’t limit your activity to the gym because you can make time to workout at home. The workouts on GrpFit gives you access to over 100 exercises to try at home that requires no equipment. So if your issue is time, GrpFit’s Workouts feature is great for you.

Challenge yourself and make mini goals that you can meet each week. Increase your reps per set weekly to gradually build up your muscle. Increase your level on your treadmill routine each week to gradually build up your stamina. Once you do these little challenges, you will see yourself get back into shape within a few weeks.

Another way to get back in shape is to start monitoring your diet again. Once the stress began to build back up in your life, so did the fast food and snacks. But if you don’t have a good diet, it will be even more difficult to get back in shape because you are not giving your body the proper nutrients. So, cut back on all the stress eating and make substitutions. Drink lemon water to feel refreshed and hydrated during your workout and limit sugary sports drinks. Also, cut back on your portions and try not to overeat. If you must, put your food on a smaller plate to trick your brain into thinking you have eaten more.

After using these techniques, you should be back in shape in no time. You will feel great about your body and maybe fit into your old jeans again. Sometimes all you have to do is just start, and you will be amazed at how far you’ve come. Once you get back at it again, you’ll actually be able to say “No Elevator. No Problem.” with confidence.