Wellness Wednesday: Fitness Set Backs

Happy Wednesday Everyone! I have some more tips to share with you from the Thrive Across America Website. I just the love emails I get everyday. They give great advice on health and fitness, and follow with a bit of inspiration (which you know I love). Today I am sharing with you some tips on how to overcome fitness set backs. Enjoy.

Live. Love. Well & Fit.


Dealing with fitness setbacks

Even the most dedicated fitness enthusiast encounters a setback from time to time. Whether it’s injury, illness or anything else that’s keeping you from your regular workout, you can overcome the setback by keeping these tips in mind:

  • Be flexible. If injury or illness keeps you from doing your exercise of choice, don’t focus on what you can’t do—focus on what you can do. Depending on the situation, you may have other exercises you can pick up while you’re recuperating. For example, you probably couldn’t run with a minor back or knee injury, but swimming may actually be beneficial.

  • Keep your eye on the prize. Setbacks are temporary. Remember it’s just a matter of time before you’re back to your old routine. To make sure you don’t get out of the habit, try setting aside the time you would normally workout and using it for other healthy activities such as meditating.

  • Modify your goals. If you were shooting for a certain fitness goal, make the necessary adjustments and give yourself more time to meet that goal. If, when you’re able to return to your old routine, you push yourself too hard and try to meet your original goal you may become frustrated. Goals must be challenging but attainable, otherwise they can demotivate you.

    County of Riverside


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