Did you know that almost 20 percent of the population of the United States of America took part in sports or exercise every day in 2019? Getting into a workout routine is a healthy way to get the most out of your body while also increasing your quality of life. The hardest part is staying in your gym routine.

Unfortunately, life happens and it is difficult to find the workout motivation you need to get back into the groove at your gym. It is important to know how to start working out again and find your gym motivation to stay healthy and happy.

The good news is that you’ve come to the right place to learn more about how to get over a workout slump and maximize your gym routine. Continue reading this article for some helpful workout slump tips today.

Set Goals

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One of the best things that you should do in order to make the most of your gym routine is to set goals for yourself. Start with small and realistic goals that you’ll have no problems measuring progress on. You’ll get to enjoy the satisfaction of accomplishing and checking off these goals.

A good approach to take is by setting a goal for weight or repetitions with a certain exercise. Find a weight or number of reps that is manageable for you and continue adding to it on a daily or weekly basis. From there, start increasing on a gradual basis to ensure that you’re still challenging yourself.

Reaching your goals will become addicting and will help you get back into that workout routine that you love so much.

Stay Accountable

A big part of why people lose their gym motivation is that they don’t hold themselves accountable for not going. It is much easier on a cold and dreary day to stay inside and relax than it is to go for a run or make that drive to the gym. If you don’t trust yourself to keep yourself accountable then ask someone close to you for help.

Your accountability buddy will check-in and make sure that you’re getting your workouts in. They’ll help you stay on course to accomplish your goals. Sharing workouts and getting motivation from family and friends makes getting back into your workout routine fun.

Ease Back Into It

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Exercise is a great way to push your body, but it is a bad idea to jump into it without building up the stamina and strength of your muscles. It is important that you allow your body to ease back into it when you start your workout routine again. This is especially true if you’ve been traveling or unable to work out for the past few weeks or months.

It might be tempting to jump back into doing the same workouts, weights, and reps that you did prior to your hiatus from the gym. This is a mistake unless you enjoy being agonizingly sore the next day or two. It is normal for people to try to do the same workouts and find them much more difficult.

If you’re not experienced with working out then it is easy to get discouraged by this. Don’t try to prove your fitness to yourself or anyone else. Do what is best for your body and your health, and that is easing your way back into your gym routine. Brighter Fitness is a great resource for helping you get your body moving again.

Break Your Workouts Up

When you’re getting back into the flow of things with your workouts it might seem like a good idea to do one long and uninterrupted workout. A better approach that you should take is to break up your workout into multiple small and short workouts throughout the day. This helps your body get back into the swing of things.

This is especially true if you are someone that needs to sit for extended periods for work. Sitting for six or more hours a day has negative impacts on your health but you can break up those periods of sitting with short workouts. These will help you stay healthy and fit.

Social Workouts

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Another great way to help get back into a workout routine is by making your workouts a social event as well as a fitness one. With COVID-19 still raging on, make sure that you engage in social workouts in the safest way possible to avoid putting yourself and those around you at risk.

A good way to go about social workouts is to join a walking or running group. You can also consider taking yoga or aerobics classes. look into the group class options at the gyms near you to see if there are any that sound fun and engaging.

Get Outside

When it comes to being active outside, autumn is one of the best seasons due to its crisp and clean air along with the nice breezes. There is no better time than now to get outside and get active. This is the best season for jogging through the park or for hitting the local hiking trails near you for a scenic exercise.

There are additional benefits that you’ll gain from getting outside for your exercise. Science shows that getting out into nature for prolonged periods of time helps with stress and improves your mental health. You’ll be doing your mind and your body a favor just from getting outside and moving around.

You should also check out the local gyms near where you live to see if any host outdoor exercise classes. That is a wonderful way to get into a gym routine while also enjoying getting outside.

Now You Know How to Start Working Out Again

Learning how to start working out again might seem intimidating, but it is an important part of getting back into your workout routine. A good way to start is by looking into group exercise classes and getting outside more for walks, jogs, or hikes. You should also consider finding an accountability buddy to help you stay focused on your goals.

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The world is changing rapidly. The way we live has already changed. The way we work keeps changing. Entire industries are crumbling. Robots are eating jobs. People are scared of losing their jobs. Nobody is safe.

But people are empowered to express themselves more than ever. The opportunities to create, to become a part of a global conversation and transformation are now more than you can ever imagine. There are now more free online resources to help you start and pursue your life’s work.

You can take your idea, business, or career, and turn it into something truly successful and amazing. It’s easier to transform your passion into your job than finding a job that matches your what you love to do.

What will you do with that?

What will your place be in this new, interesting world? Will you have a voice? Will you be a creator, or just a consumer?

You can do something.

Do something interesting, meaningful, different, amazing and truly remarkable. You have a choice. Choose to show your most amazing work to the world.

Inappropriate attention to detail is the reason why you have not launched your work. By all means, get it right but don’t aim for perfection.

Constantly push to evolve your ideas, even if you are not ready to launch your life’s work yet. Don’t get stuck!

“Whatever you dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Begin it now.”  Goethe

Be a part of the conversation, and say something remarkable. Create something unique, new, beautiful. Build upon the works of others and transform it into your own.

Don’t be subject to the tyranny of “how things have always been done”. Find your true north and push past the default.

Here is everything you can choose to do to build a life that matters to you

Start a blog, write at least a little each day. Write a book. Or an ebook. Share your tips with others online or through a free ebook. Write poetry and publish it on the web. Create interesting, lovely or funny videos, put them on You Tube.

Create an app that will solve a problem in people’s lives. Become a watchdog to replace the faltering newspapers. Explore the world, and blog about it.

Try something you’ve always been afraid to try, and put it on video. Be yourself, loudly. Start a new company, doing only one thing, but doing it very well.

Start a business that does a service you’ve always wanted, or that you are frustrated with in other companies because the service sucks. Put your heart into something.

Say something that no one else dares to say. Do something others are afraid to do. Help someone no one else cares to help. Make the lives of others better.

Make music that makes others want to weep, to laugh, to create. Inspire others by being inspiring. Teach young people to do amazing things. Write a play, get others to act in it, record it. Empower others to do things they’ve never been able to do before.

Read, and read, and then write. Love, and love, and then help others to love. Do something good and ask others to pass it on. Be profound. Find focus in a world without it.

Become minimalist in a world of dizzying complexity. Reach out to those who are frustrated, depressed, angry, confused, sad, hurt. Be the voice for those without one. Learn, do, then teach.

Meet new people, become fast friends. Dare to be wrong. Take lots and lots of pictures. Explore new cultures. Be different. Paint a huge mural. Create a web comic. Be a dork, but do it boldly.

Interview people. Observe people. Create new clothes. Take old stuff and make new stuff from it. Read weird stuff. Study the greats, and emulate them.

Be interested in others. Surprise people. Cook great food, and share it. Be open-minded. Help someone else start a small business. Focus on less but do it better.

Give people a ride in your car. Use Uber to your advantage. Start an online shop on Shopify. Create and sell stuff on Etsy.

Help others achieve their dreams. Put a smile on someone’s face, every day. Start an open-source project. Make a podcast. Start a movement. Be brave. Be honest. Be hilarious. Get really, really good at something. Practice a lot. A lot. Start now. Try.

If you’re willing to take the risk of sharing yourself and your ideas with the world, you can create value you will be proud of.

Show up everyday and work on your most important life work. Whether the outcome is magnificent or eternal, whether it changes people’s lives, changes the world, changes you or groundbreaking, it matters that you show up.

By focusing on doing the one thing that excites you, you not only give yourself a shot at putting in the effort to become amazingly great at something, but you also make it easier for potential customers or employers to see you as “the guy who’s really great at that thing.”

If you pursue your dreams long enough, compounding takes effect. Momentum will surge. Don’t give up just yet.  Action begets outcome. Outcome begets action. Rinse, lather and repeat and you have momentum. You’ll become unstoppable.

Start. Move, make, create, ship, do. Just start. That’s what entrepreneurs do. They start. They start something. Sometimes it is something big. Sometimes it is a big failure. Either way, they got stuff done.

Don’t invest in a career. Build a life. Take your dreams seriously.

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What are some tools to use for effective decision making? originally appeared on Quora – the knowledge sharing site where questions are answered by people with unique insights. This answer was shared by Charles Duhigg, staff writer for the New York Times and author of Smarter Faster Better, on Quora:

Here is what scientific studies say will help you make better decisions:

Thinking through various, contradictory possibilities, and then trying to force yourself to figure out which ones are more or less likely, and why. (This is known as probabilistic thinking, and studies show that it significantly increases the quality of people’s decision making.)

Say, for instance, that you are trying to decide whether your group of rebels should attack the Death Star. Seems like an easy decision, right?

After all, the Death Star is filled with jerks, and it has a big glaring weakness (that apparently no architect considered when designing the ship): one well placed shot can blow up the entire thing.

If you are some hillbilly from Tatooine, you’ll charge off into space. You’ll think about this decision in binary terms (“The Empire=bad. The rebels=good. What can go wrong?”)

But, if you are practiced at decision making, you’ll probably do something a bit differently: you’ll sit down with Adm. Ackbar, and you’ll try to envision the dozens of different outcomes that are possible. (“We could get defeated before we make it to the ship. We could make it to the ship and not have enough X-wings.

We could have enough X-wings but then miss the shot. We could make the shot but our intel could be wrong. We could have good intel and make the shot and the Death Star blows up, but our reward is Jar Jar Binks…” You get the point.)

Now, here’s the thing: you aren’t going to be very precise at assigning probabilities to all those possibilities. (“What are the odds that our intel is bad?”) But forcing yourself to think through all the possibilities and then simply TRYING to assign odds will be really helpful in revealing what you do and don’t know.

So, maybe you are pretty certain that your intel is good, and maybe you are pretty certain that, if they can get close to the Death Star, your pilots will hit the target (because, after all, you’ve got the force on your side), but you aren’t particularly certain that you have enough X-wings to make sure that you’ll get close to the Death Star.

Now you know which parts of your plan are weakest, you know what you need to learn more about and what problems you need to solve to increase the odds of success.

Our brains, left to their own devices, prefer to think about choices in binary terms. (And, from an evolutionary standpoint, this is really efficient.)

But to make better decisions, we have to force ourselves to think probabilistically – AND THEN WE NEED TO GET COMFORTABLE WITH THE FACT THAT PROBABILISTIC THINKING TENDS TO REVEAL HOW MUCH WE DON’T KNOW.

It is scary to confront uncertainty. It can make you crazy and anxious. That’s why it is so much easier to look at choices as binary options (“I’ll either succeed or fail”) or deterministic outcomes (“I ended up married to her because she was my soulmate.”)

But if you genuinely want to make better decisions, you have to fight that instinct, and make yourself think about multiple possibilities – both the good and the bad – and be really honest with yourself about what you do and don’t know (and what is knowable and unknowable.)

And then you have to take a leap, and make a decision, and see it as  an experiment that gives you data, rather than a success or failure that you should congratulate yourself on/beat yourself up about.

Because, unfortunately, the force doesn’t really exist. But probabilities do.

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