Flexibility is the Key to Keeping Fitness & Wellness Goals

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Flexibility is the Key to Keeping Goals

In my post “Stop Self-Sabotaging Fitness & Wellness Goals”, I cover how we can talk ourselves out of achieving our goals each day, both consciously and subconsciously. But what about days when you wake up and nothing is going right or well?

I had such a dilemma this morning. Last night, I experienced vivid and disturbing dreams, woke up frequently, had night sweats, and awoke with temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pain. I also felt congested as a result of my asthma.

Last night, I prepared my essential enzymes and Crystal Light just so that I could wake up and go to the gym early in the morning before starting my day. So, to wake up feeling so miserable was a disappointment.

I think being flexible is the key to keeping goals in the short-run and essentially in the long-run.

Have a Back-Up Plan

Instead of feeling like a failure for not going to the gym as planned this morning, I took a look at my daily schedule and found time to schedule a workout later in the day. Sometimes we use inflexibility subconsciously to talk ourselves out of working out or eating well.

Creating a back-up plan for challenging days can help you build trust and confidence in yourself; it can also give you a sense of accomplishment.

Let’s say that you do not have time to go to the gym later in the day. There are still ways to get in a quick workout. You could take a lap around your office or neighborhood. You could invest in some cheap resistance bands and tubes and do a quick 10-20 minute workout with them instead.

Be creative and think of things you will actually want to do!

Do you have tips on how to be flexible while meeting fitness and wellness goals?

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Photo by Estée Janssens on Unsplash

 

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