4 Tips To Help You get Back Into Your Healthy Routine

We are all human, so it is common to get sidetracked when trying to eat a balanced, nutritious diet while finding the time to exercise. But, falling off of the wagon does not mean you have to stay off. Many of us have been there telling ourselves “ it’s just one cheat meal, I can just give in this one time” and the next thing you know, you haven’t consumed anything considered healthy in a few days. After all, it is much easier to grab a quick coffee and breakfast sandwich from McDonald's than it is to take the time to make your own healthy breakfast. 

Life happens, and it is perfectly normal to stray away from healthy lifestyle habits. However, you do not want these little slips to become poor habits that, over time, become harder and harder to break. To get back on track, it is important to stay motivated and be equipped with the tools to help you ease back into your healthy routine. Here are four ways you can get back on track after an unplanned binge.

Take It One Meal At A Time

Jumping right back in after falling off the wagon may work for some people but not all.  Many people may require a bit more time to ease back into their old routine and do not respond well to such abrupt change. After all, it is much easier to slip into unhealthy lifestyle habits than getting back into a healthy pattern. Instead of thinking about having to eat healthy for every meal for the rest of your life, prioritize just your next meal and commit to eating healthy for that one. This will make it easier to focus on building a single healthy habit, rather than being overwhelmed by having to eat healthy with every meal. By focussing on one meal at a time, you will avoid being intimidated by having to drastically change all of your eating habits. 

Stay Hydrated

Everyone knows that drinking enough water is crucial to overall health. But, did you know that staying hydrated throughout the day is also key to maximizing weight loss and keeping your appetite under control? Studies have shown that drinking enough water throughout the day lowers the number of calories consumed with each meal. Sometimes your body gets so dehydrated that it misinterprets thirst as hunger. By consuming more water each day, those hunger cravings will not come as frequently, preventing you from overeating. 

Get Moving

Before you go and renew your gym membership and plan to attend five exercise classes each week, slowly begin to ease yourself into moving your body without the added pressure of going to the gym. Many people think that purchasing a gym membership or signing up for a weight loss program is the kick in the butt that they need to get into the routine of exercising. Although that strategy may work for about a week or two, it is unsustainable. Life gets in the way and you may find yourself only making it to the gym two days a week before you realize you have not gone in over a month leaving you feeling disappointed and unmotivated. Instead of throwing yourself right in, start off slow by going for a walk after dinner, or biking to work instead of driving, and find an activity that you actually enjoy. This will make it easier to include exercise into your routine without being too overwhelmed. After a couple of weeks of consistent activity, you can then begin adding more gym sessions and harder workouts. 

Start Off On The Right Foot And Hire A Personal Trainer

Getting back into the routine of exercising can be intimidating. You have your fitness or weight loss goals, but you aren’t sure how to achieve them. A personal trainer can help you overcome those obstacles and take you to new heights on your fitness journey. Personal training programs are a great way to hold you accountable and provide you with the motivation to exercise regularly. Personal trainers will create a personalized plan that aligns with what your goals are and will create a timetable that maps out these goals to show you what to expect along the way and to be realistic about your progress. 

Get Back Into A Healthy Routine With The Help Of Calgary’s Best Personal Trainers

Straying away from your healthy routine can be frustrating, but it does not have to slow your progress or hinder your weight loss and fitness goals. Rather than dwell on what happened to derail your healthy habits, focus your surge of frustration as motivation to help you get back on track. Remember that it is okay to fall off the wagon every once in a while, and do not be too hard on yourself when it happens. What is important is your ability to get back on track and find a healthy balance. 

From customized workout plans to regular check-ins, and around-the-clock support, our online and in-gym personal trainers at Dreambody Fitness can help you shed pounds, build muscle, hold you accountable, and improve your fitness in record time.  Our team of trainers understand that it can be easy to fall back into unhealthy eating and exercise habits and are here to help you attain a sustainable routine to prevent you from falling off the wagon once again. To learn more about our weight loss programs and personal training, contact us by calling (403) 612-3538 or by filling out our online contact form.


Q: How long do I need to exercise before I start seeing results?
A: Seeing results from exercising will heavily depend on each person. Most individuals will start to see noticeable results after 12 weeks, sometimes sooner. 

Q:  If I exercise, can I eat whatever I want?
A: Nutrition and exercise go hand in hand. The saying “abs are made in the kitchen” should not be taken lightly. Your nutrition must complement your exercise routines in order to see results. You will not see results if you do a 1-hour workout class followed by a meal at McDonalds. 

Q: How often should I exercise if I am just starting out?
A: Do not rush yourself into exercising every single day when you first start or else you will burn yourself out and quickly lose motivation. Instead, focus on implementing 2-3 physical activities into your routine weekly. 


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