3 tips for Restarting your Workout after a hiatus: Whether you went on vacation for a few days (like me), are recovering from an illness (like many of you), or are starting up again after a long break (pregnancy, or whatever else has been going on in your life), getting back on the workout wagon doesn’t need to be a complicated process.Here are a few tips for getting back to your workout routine after a break:
1. If you’re following a program, back up a few days and start from there: If you’re doing the 30 Day Shred and were doing it religiously, then you should probably consider those few days (or however long you were off) a bit of a bust and start back to where you left off. It usually takes a couple of days (maybe longer) to catch up, so give yourself that and then feel free to jump ahead to where you were. And most importantly, listen to your body and give it time. If you are out of town that’s okay too! Re-start when you come back.
2. Give yourself a break – mentally and physically: It can really suck to have to miss workout days, especially if you’re training for a race or attempting to complete the 30 Day Shred in succession. But it’s life and let’s face it – shit happens. So pick yourself up, back up (or in my case, I’m calling my entire week a bust even though I worked out 2 out of the 4 days) and start again. Generally speaking, you are your own worst enemy, so cut yourself a break and get going! There is nothing wrong missing some days.
3. Pick your battles: You can set yourself up for failure by jumping in head first. There’s nothing wrong with easing back in. Do a few easier workouts, or get your diet back in check. But give yourself some time to readjust back to a routine.
If you do have a planned vacation or hiatus, we’ve got a few tips about how to adjust your diet so you don’t feel like you’re packing on the pounds.
"A new study shows that men are threatened by confident women taking pictures of themselves, and call these women stupid, socially inept, and ugly. In other news, the world is round, the sky is blue, and the patriarchy is still shitty."
That comment is gold
Unfollow the depression blogs, the suicide blogs, the pro-eating disorder blogs. The blogs with bones and wounds, the blogs with black and white. You don’t need the crash diets, the thinspo, any voice telling you you’re not good enough. Not even the one inside your head. Let go.
The beautiful things in life don’t translate to shades of black and white. Stop writing and rewriting your suicide note. Everything you plan to say to people after your death could also be said while you’re still alive. Call people up for lunch. Say it face to face. Say sorry. Say thank you. Say I love you. And live to hear it said back to you.
The word “suicide” or “depression” in your URL does not tell me who you are. Your URL does not tell me what you love to do. You are more than the sadness. You are more than the bones that you’ve wanted so badly to show. You are more than your body measurements. You are more than your scars or your wounds. You are more than your tear stained pillow cases. Your sadness should not be your identity.
Stop searching up “cutting”, “suicide”, and “depression” when you’re feeling down. Search up things that will make you feel better not worse. Search up pictures of animals, good poetry, beautiful places you can escape to someday, art, music, plants, quotes.
When the world teaches you that it’s better to be apathetic and that you should hate, tell them that you’ve hated the world and yourself for far too long now.
Let go. Reach out. Ask for help. Because it’s time to try something different now.
this is legitimately the most embarrassing picture i have seen ever in my life
the story behind this photo was: she actually cut her foot, and having a great sense of humor, posed for this photo.
omg i never noticed that thing on her foot
NOTICE THE THING ON HER FOOT
THIS IS TRUE COURAGE
omgg omg omg omg my hero