If you haven’t heard, then let me tell you. People love a comeback. They like to see that even your toughest moments can’t keep you down. You may have fallen, but you’ll rise up. Even if you have to continue exuding that strength over and over again. You know what? I like that shit. I like knowing I have a choice. So do you. Choose wisely.
If you’re currently looking to make a comeback, consider these 6 recommendations.
- It’s okay to take baby steps, at first. Maybe you used to run 5K’s in your free time by yourself just for fun and now you struggle with one mile, it’s ok. Try not to focus on how far you’ve fallen. Instead, remind yourself that you’re back at it anyway. You’ll get there. Keep going.
2. Recognize what held you back. Was it your excuses? Was it life? Whatever it may be, isolate the incident. This way you can either prevent it from happening again or design an exit strategy.
3. Have a plan. Because if you fail to plan, then you plan to fail. Incorporate some structure. Perhaps your schedule is random, that’s ok. Plan out the days you are sure of and make time to workout or meal prep. Maybe you have a fixed schedule, even better. Carve out blocks of time and make it a habit by going to the gym at the same time every day.
4. Be prepared. So, now you have yourself a fancy plan to put into motion. The next step is to make sure you’re ready to carry out said plan. A mega awesome tip is to keep your gym bag packed at all times with fresh clothes, water, and the ever important headphones! Another key point in staying prepared is to make sure you have nutritious meals ready to heat up. I can testify that one of the moments I’m tempted to eat junk the most is when I’m beyond hungry and can’t imagine waiting 30 minutes while my food cooks. Its the worst! Avoid this temptation by meal prepping ahead of time, but don’t stop there. Have prepacked snacks on hand as well!
5. Do it for the right reasons. Slimming down for a bikini or to relieve yourself of health issues? When your intention is true and the reason is meaningful, you’ll be more likely to stick to your goals. Bikini season passes, but good health never goes out of style.
6. Keep going.