One of the best ways to guarantee you will struggle with your fitness goals right now is to be stuck in a rigid mindset.
A rigid mindset is one where you have a tendency to make a choice based on one extreme or the other.
You create a false dichotomy in your mind that there are only two choices.
All or nothing.
You might have gone through this same situation with the first lockdown and just started to get back into working out. Or decided to start working out after the lockdown ended.
With a 2nd lockdown happening very soon and gyms and fitness studios shutting down for the next month, you might be inclined to think:
"If I can't go to the gym then I can't workout at all"
This doesn't have to be the case.
Instead of thinking gym vs do nothing, think of everything in between you could do instead right now.
For example, the options could be more like this:
- Commercial gym
- Kitted out home gym
- Home workouts with some weights
- Home workouts with some weights and bodyweight
- Home workouts with some bands and bodyweight
- Home workouts with bodyweight
- Mini home workouts
- Stretching and mobility sessions
- Going outside for a walk
- Getting up during the day and moving around
- Do nothing
There could be other options you think up that sit in that scale of options too, for example training outdoors.
The point is, don't get stuck into thinking it's the gym or nothing.
There are always other options.
This is my, mostly, Personal Trainer musings and information which I hope you'll find helpful!