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Don’t Get Sidelined: Tips to Stay on Track

By Elizabeth Colen

Elizabeth Colen

When you are unable to do your normal routine, you may tend to feel discombobulated, I know I do. Recently, I was sidelined from an injury and had to stay home for two weeks, those two weeks’ seemed like a life sentence. When you have an injury, and is sidelined you may be biting at the bit to get back to work and to hit the gym but instead of focusing on what you can’t do, lets focus on the things you can do. So here are some suggestions that may be helpful to you when you are sidelined from an injury.


  1. Meal planning: While sitting at home all day, I just want to eat, eat and sleep. Which is okay but I must make sure I have the healthy choices to choose from. Now that you have time on your hands you can sit back and plan a menu. What a luxury, you can sit back and create a menu that you have total control over. When creating that menu make sure you have breakfast, snack, lunch, snack, dinner and snack for the whole week. While you are at it, try a new healthy recipe.   Once you get your menu complete make your grocery list. In many cases, if you are home bound, you are not likely able to drive to the store; but don’t’ fret, there are services that you can use that will shop for you and deliver right to your door.
  2. Learn something new: I figure if you can’t work on your body why not work on your mind. There are so many quick online classes you can do to better your career or just something you have always been interested in but never had the time. If not an online class, try reading that book you bought several months ago, but never got around to reading it. Now’s the time to relax with a good book.
  3. At home projects: We all have that list of things we want to get done around the house but we just don’t have the time. Now you have time. Go ahead and tackle something on your list. For me, it’s organizing my closets. Everyone has their own rule of thumb when it comes to cleaning out their closets. What works best for me is, if I haven’t worn it in the last two years I need to just let it go. You can get cash for clothes. It’s simple all you do is find your local re-sale clothing store, take in your clothes, and they pay you cash or you can trade for a whole new wardrobe. There are also many organizations that you can donate your clothes to as well. The bottom line is, you have no reason to hold on to those jeans you wore in high school. So, look at your check list and pick which one you are ready to tackle.

We all hope that we don’t have to use these tips for sitting at home from an injury, but hey, life happens and you know the old saying, when life gives you lemons make lemonade.


Get more info about Elizabeth Colen, Confidence Coach on www.MsFitOne.com. Fit Mind, Fit Body and Fit Spirit