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Get back on track with your fitness goals â Hereâs how
When it comes to fitness, it doesn’t matter if you have to start from scratch. Remember, there is no shame in starting from square one, because everyone has to start from somewhere.
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Get back on track with your fitness goals – Here’s how

Gerald Dizon (Philstar.com) - June 24, 2021 - 4:30pm

MANILA, Philippines — The year 2020 was a huge slump for many of us in almost all aspects of our lives, especially when it comes to our physical well-being. Being cooped up at home didn’t help either, as the excitement over working from home waned quickly.

With little to no access to gyms, parks or other outdoor spaces for exercise, your fitness goals may have progressed slowly, or worse, stopped completely.

According to an article published in The New York Times, this feeling of aimlessness and joylessness experienced due to quarantine is a phenomenon called “languishing.” It is “a sense of stagnation and emptiness. It feels as if you’re muddling through your days, looking at your life through a foggy windshield.”

But all is not lost. You can get over this feeling even if it means taking baby steps. Here’s how you can get back on track with your fitness goals:

1. Re-set your goals

It doesn’t matter if you have to start from scratch. Remember, there is no shame in starting from square one, because everyone has to start from somewhere. What matters is the goal you are setting for yourself, one that’s doable and realistic, whether for losing weight, reducing stress, feeling more energized, or all of the above. 

Plus, wanting to get back on track is already a feat in itself.

2. Get a fitness buddy

Or buddies, if you prefer. It’s important to have people to call on and hold you accountable for the goals you’ve set for yourself. It’s even better if you encourage your fitness buddy to set his or her own goals. This way, you can more closely monitor each other’s progress.

Not to mention, having a buddy or buddies on your fitness routines is way more motivating than doing it alone.

3. Succeed in increments

Start small and then build up instead of doing too much too soon or you will risk injury. Find the perfect routine that works for you for the time being. Eventually, you can make your routines as hard or as long as you prefer, but right now it’s okay if you need to warm up to them again.

It’s all about principle, consistency and knowing your limits. If for example you enjoy walking in your neighborhood (mask on, of course) for 30 minutes and find it enjoyable and exhilarating, then do that for a week. Then make it 35 minutes per day the next week, then 40 the next. No matter how small the increments, in the end, the benefits add up. Progress is progress.

4. It’s okay to take a breather

There’s no need to be intense all the time. As the saying goes, “It’s a marathon, not a sprint.” So it’s okay to relax some days. It doesn’t take away from you aiming for that prized goal. As long as you follow through, you’re fine taking breaks.

5. Stock up on wellness supplies

So now that you’ve decided to revisit your fitness goals, make sure to include your diet, as well as self-care. From health foods to hygiene and skincare products, it’s good to have a one-stop shop for everything you need to get your going on your journey.

Thankfully, Robinsons Supermarket has it all. What’s even better is that for all of July, Robinsons Supermarket is celebrating everyone picking up on their fitness journey with an exciting Wellness Festival.

Get back on track with your fitness goals – Here’s how

During Robinsons Supermarket’s Wellness Festival, get dibs on all your supplies and get a free Robinsons all-purpose cleaner when you reach a single-receipt purchase worth P4,000 inclusive of P1,000 participating items.

Get back on track with your fitness goals – Here’s how

Now with these added incentives, it’s even more motivating to stock up on supplies. For your pantry essentials, there’s Nescafe and Coffeemate, for the extra pre-workout boost.

Get back on track with your fitness goals – Here’s how

For keeping fresh, get Bactidol, Moddess UT All Nights, and Listerine Aloe and Cucumber flavor. For skin care, add these products to your routine: Johnson’s Cottontouch and Johnson’s Milk Bath, Aveeno Moisturizing Lotion and Aveeno Skin Relief Lotion all for that supple and well-moisturized skin throughout the day.

Get back on track with your fitness goals – Here’s how

For your daily dose of health food, a handful of HY Roasted Pistachios, HY Almonds, or HY Trail Mix are recommended as these are good sources of fat, fiber and protein.

Get back on track with your fitness goals – Here’s how

And don’t forget your supplements, like Vitamin C, as these are proven to strengthen immunity and collagen production—get it in the form of Ceelin Plus Chewable Tabs.

What’s more, for a minimum of P1,000 purchase of these participating items, Robinsons Supermarket will donate to the kids of Ateneo Center for Educational Development, whose mission is to close the poverty gap and improve the quality of life among the poor via childcare and development.

To motivate you even further, Robinsons Supermarket is also holding its first-ever Fit and Fun Virtual Run from July 10 to August 10, where you stand a chance to win up to P10,000 worth of prizes when you submit your best selfie and where 10 lucky race finishers can win shopping sprees for running the 5km or 10km race. Winners will be announced via Facebook Live on August 24. 

So go and achieve your fitness goals this year and choose Robinsons Supermarket to stock up on everything #WeLoveWellness!

 

For more information, visit the website here.

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