How to get back in shape after a break
Getting back to training after taking a break is one of the most challenging things to do. Losing your routine, getting injured or getting too busy and stop looking after your fitness is something that happens to many people. If you have taken a few weeks off and now struggling or you haven't been working out since your last PE class many years ago read below how to come over this critical times and get back to your prom dress size.
3 top tips to start or restart your fitness routine the best way:
1. Make sure you are doing the exercises correctly. If you haven't done an exercise before asking a trainer or someone experienced can save you from getting injured. Even if you used to work out having someone by your side to make sure you haven't forgotten how to do things is a great idea.
2. Find some people to work out with. Changing your habits is difficult but having people who drag you along or just someone to be accountable to can make it a hundred times easier. Join a gym, find someone to go running with or join a class and make friends who help to build a better you.
3. Avoid overdoing it. It can be difficult to judge how hard you should be working out on your first session. Focus on making it 3-5 times per week for as little as 20 minutes of doing something that you enjoy and gets you breathing heavier. Start walking more and dedicate some time to do a workout regularly.
Find out more about how to best get results out of your training. Consider calculating your Total Daily Energy Expenditure or TDEE which can tell you how much you need to eat to maintain, lose or put on weight. You can use an online calculator to make your life easier by clicking here. Learn about healthy eating and start taking steps to cut down on junk food or anything that can make you hard work go to waste. To learn more about healthy eating for beginners at Healthline's article here. Use MyFitnessPal where you can monitor your food intake in seconds, save meals and recipes and add daily exercise to ensure you are keeping your energy intake and expenditure balanced according to your goals.