One of the most frustrating things that can happen when you are determined to lose weight is an injury. Especially for those who are going to the gym for the first time, or the first time in a long time, it can be very disheartening to become injured. It seems like you JUST got on a roll. Today we are going to be talking about overcoming injuries for weight loss.
Chances are, you were doing one of two things:
- Working yourself too hard
- Working yourself the wrong way
So how do you deal with this? How do you get back to losing weight and not lose your motivation and drive? Fortunately (depending on the injury of course), it doesn’t necessarily have to be a large set-back. Let’s look at some of the ways you can get back on your feet and start overcoming injuries for weight loss.
Let’s say you injured your shoulder, does that justify stopping your trips to the gym altogether? I would say no, unless you lost an arm, then give yourself time to recover. You still have a ton of options to get some amazing full body workouts, and especially core and lower body workouts.
Don’t let this dampen your spirits, you should still get to the gym on a regular basis to keep your metabolism running and prevent any muscle loss. Believe me, if you can power through this, you will be able to power through anything and you will notice a significant increase in your self confidence.
If it is inevitable that you will have to stop exercising for a little while, then is necessary for you to start doing your research. Keep learning about effective workouts and facts that can help you hit the ground running when it is time for you to return to the gym.
This will also prevent you from stalling because there is always a way to keep losing weight regardless of their circumstances. Use the time you are not active wisely!
Shift Your Focus on Other Areas
What are some other things you could focus on if an injury is preventing you from getting active? Since you won’t be burning as many calories, it is important to take in less calories, or incorporating a supplement like Phen375 into your supplement regime. I would recommend restricting your calories by 300-600 per day depending on how hard your workouts usually are.
Regardless of the gym, diet is the number one thing you have to focus on anyways in regards to losing weight, so it is important to focus on this anyway.
Look into Healing Activities
If nothing is getting better, make sure to go to a doctor or a physical therapist so you can push forward. Some people, myself included, get into such a slump after an injury that they stop working out altogether and get back into their old bad habits.
Try therapeutic exercises such as yoga, and go to a chiropractor or physical rehab, anything you can do to get normal function back and get active!
The most important thing I can say in this whole article though is to stay positive, if you can manage to do that, nothing on this weight loss journey will be daunting.