Making the shift from summer to fall can make sticking to your wellness schedule challenging. How do you overcome this challenge and start this new season strong? Setting clear expectations of what an ideal fall self care schedule looks like will help you avoid feeling overwhelmed down the road.
Here are some of our tips to help you stay focused and ready to own your fitness this fall:
We understand that life can be chaotic, but research has shown that booking your “Me Time” in advance helps you keep a better life balance because you feel less guilty taking that spin class, or going to that appointment if it’s been planned for weeks. So put it in your calendar (in pen!) and book your spin class or strength class FOR YOU.
RECRUIT A FRIEND
Accountability 101. Find a friend/spouse/child or anyone you can recruit to commit to working out with you, at least for 30 days. Creating a routine will make it easier, and having that person holding you accountable when happy hour is calling your name will help keep you in check, and on point.
Don’t have a friend like that? We’ll be your friend! Book in with a personal trainer here and you’ll be held accountable for your workouts, and you’ll gain a new fitness focused friend for the long haul!
MAKE A PLAN
As they say, “a goal without a plan is just a wish.” What is your goal? Lose 10lbs? Keep up with your kids? Fit into that outfit again? Or just have an easier time going up the stairs? Whatever your goal is, write that sh*t down and make it happen! We’re happy to help you come up with a plan that will help you accomplish that goal! Want to lose a few pounds and tone up? GREAT! Dependent on a lot of different factors, we would start with recommending 1 strength class a week, 1 spin class a week and 1 combination class. See, it’s not hard; but getting started is. Make that first step now.
MORE STRETCH – LESS STRESS
Top contributor to disease and weight gain? STRESS! Solution? RELAX! We know, easier said than done, but working out has been proven to reduce stress and improve overall well-being, so book that class (see a spin + stretch class? BOOK THAT) and sweat and stretch out your stress so that you will be a happier and more productive member of society.
You can handle this.