Fall is a great time to get back to some of those workout routines you dropped over the summer. We have daylight savings time and we are starting to think about New Year's resolutions. In this video, I go over the ways I stay discipline with working out even when life tempts me to just throw my hands up in the air and give in to other competing demands on my time.
If you have followed me at all on Real Health, you know life threw me some curveballs recently that made me think about throwing my hands up in the air. I injured myself about a month ago and had to deal with the emotions of
dropping out of a marathon I trained for over many months. And, of course, we all witnessed the devastation that Hurricane Sandy brought to the Northeast and eventually caused the New York City Marathon organizers to cancel the event.
My deepest condolences go out to those readers who were affected by Sandy. I mention the storm, in this post, because I believe we should treat ourselves, in the aftermath of a setback, in the same way we have helped each other in this time of crisis.
Prioritize - Focus on the most important health habits for you and your family. After Sandy, we constantly saw people on the news saying that they were just relieved that their family members were not hurt. Be Confident - Know that you will rebound from whatever setback you have had. Feed yourself positive thoughts as you get back into your routines. During this crisis I have heard so many people talk about "resiliency." You too can be resilient after setbacks. Take Small Steps - Build your habits up over time instead of trying to do everything at once.
What habits do you want to re-introduce to your workouts?
Editor's Note: Toni Church is a mother, registered nurse and runner. She posts every Friday at Real Health on fitness. She was training for the New York City Marathon and is now setting new fitness goals for 2013.
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