So you have started a new workout regimen, one that you thoroughly enjoy. You go to the gym for every training session, even following the advice and guidance of your trainer perfectly of going to the gym even when it is not your session to amplify the full effect of your workout. You are feeling confident in yourself, feeling healthier, feeling you appear leaner, stronger.
But then comes vacation. Or a holiday. Or some unforeseen unfortunate circumstance that rocks you to your core, leading to your downfall from training, leaving such a concept in the shadows of the darkest recesses of your mind.
I want to initially state that this is perfectly natural, not even athletes and professional trainers can account for every possible scenario that may arise to hinder their performance or training. The key to remember is that though you have entered into a brief period of hiatus, you must keep it a brief period, and that you can easily jump right back into the old habit with a bit of work, confidence, and encouragement, especially from your inner positive self-talk.
Additionally, even I can lose track of my training due to the very same scenarios as described above, but especially if a relationship abruptly ended for me, the only time I truly am overcome by my emotions to the point I cannot function besides executing the most basic of commands to my body such as driving to work, working, and driving home where I slouch around on the couch. A terrible habit that is easy to fall into one such a travesty occurs. However, the simplest method for me to abruptly change my habits, is to recognize that I am in a depressed state, of which I despise, and change my thinking that I will not fall into any deeper state of depression. I have had experience with depression and mental illness (I once was a mental health technician at a hospital) where I know for many people, it is simply not that easy to merely change one's thinking, but as 10XCircuit's philosophy dictates, we strive to improve not only physical health, but emotional, mental, psychological, and social as well.
When you have finally recognized that you have entered into a sloth-state (a much kinder rhetoric for such a state), as well as instilling in yourself that you will overcome your slothness to become what you want to be, you will find yourself back at the gym, back trying to enter into your old habits, back to trying to be your old self.
But this is not as easy as it appears for backlash and slips will occur. However, consistently instilling in yourself positive self-talk such as, "I can do this. I will do this. I am the manifestation of something greater than myself, given the opportunity to become something greater than myself," you will be able to overcome and conquer more obstacles than you realize.
Time is the panacea to all wounds emotional, mental, and physical. Time and effort will allot you the ability to return to your old habits in training and lifestyle. Consistently work back at what you once had for soon, you will find yourself not only merely back where you were before your hiatus, but even better. At this time, you will be able to look back then think to yourself, "Wow! Look how far I have come!"