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How to Start Working Out Again After a Break

If you’ve taken a break from exercise lately due to a vacation or a lack of motivation, it can be difficult to get back into the swing and find that motivation and discipline you seem to have forgotten. 

Here are some tips to get back on track:

1. Create a Realistic Workout Schedule 

Making a plan to workout 6 days a week at 5:30am might seem like a good idea in the moment when you're setting 10 alarms on your phone, but by day 3 when the alarm sounds, it takes a lot to stick to this kind of routine. 

It’s best to be realistic. How many workouts can I definitely commit to per week? If its between 1-3 that’s ok as long as you can commit to getting them done. Maybe start small and if you feel like doing more, then that’s amazing! 

Another great way to stay accountable is to join a challenge. The Queens Don’t Quit app regularly runs amazing challenges for people of all fitness levels. It’s a great way to join a community of women who lift each other up and motivate each other through the tough days

2. Morning Routines

Your morning routine can influence and affect the rest of your day. It can be crazy with kids and the school run but creating a morning routine where you can set yourself up nicely for the rest of the day is a great way to promote a positive mindset. Taking a few minutes for journaling or practicing gratitude over your morning coffee can set the tone for your day. 

3. Hydration Station

As Queen Maeve Madden alway says, a hydration station is so important. Getting that water in will make you feel more energised and give you a clearer head and rather than relying lethargic and fatigued, you will feel ready to tackle your busy life, with your Queens Don’t Quit workout incorporated into that schedule. 

4. Fuel Your Body with Healthy Food

Getting back on track does not mean you must begin a restrictive diet that you’ll quit in a week. Rather than this, let's fuel our bodies with healthy, nourishing food and make your favourite foods a part of this. You can create a menu or shopping list beforehand so that your week is organised and you are prepped and ready for your busy week! Life is all about balance so let’s fuel our bodies with healthy food because we love our body not because we hate our bodies. 

5. Be Kind to Yourself

It can be difficult to get back into routine and create healthy habits. So give yourself a break! There might be days when you don’t feel like it but remember queens don’t quit! Consistency rather than perfection is key and eventually these habits will come so naturally to you and it will be easy. So keep going queen and don’t quit!