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Getting back to the gym… Havent been able to do it for a couple months
It’s definitely hard getting back into being active when you haven’t for a while. Ease it back in is always a good start, finding something new to train your body with can be exciting and make the motivation feel a bit stronger at times.
I hope your journey to re-engaging with getting your body moving is an easy transition.
wishing you the best in going back to the gym! it’s hard to get back into an old routine again but i believe in you to take that first leap!
I personally have struggled to stay in shape and motivate myself to go to the gym so I can understand how hard it is to not only make the first step in going to the gym but continue to stick to that plan. Remember to take it at a pace that’s comfortable for you. Working towards your goals at the gym can be incredibly rewarding. You got this!
You got this! Take your time don’t try to do too much. We believe in you!
Definetly going back to the gym can be a difficult task in itself. Especially with seeing all the videos of people going to the gym, sharing motivational quotes/voice over and all, it can be intimidating/scary/overwhelming
But, the best, is to take it step by step, small excercice, no need to push at 100%.
Getting back into a routine of going to the gym can be so hard, but probably feels very rewarding once you do get back into it. Do any of your friends like to go too? Might be fun to have someone go with you.
It’s tough for sure. Just reversing the pattern. Is there a friend you could meet up with to get there?
Yea… right there with you, friend. It’s hard to know rationally that something is going to be good and have a positive impact on you, but seeing yourself at the same time avoiding it repeatedly. Emotionally, it becomes so much more complex and it becomes easy to fall into a habit of finding excuses for ourselves. I do that a lot when it comes to changing or building new habits. I admire people who manage to be consistent in what they do because I just don’t get it. Something that I’ve noticed though, is that when it comes to exercising - or being in movement -, if I don’t do it almost first thing in the day, I’m very likely to not do it at all. The “I’ll do it later this morning” becomes “I’ll do it this afternoon”, then “I’ll do it this evening”… which ends up being a meeting with my bed and pillow. It’s tough to set an intention of putting our thoughts into actions rather than staying in a state of thinking about it. On you end, have you noticed things you tell yourself, or fears, or barriers that tend to come up regularly and be an obstacle in your practice? If you are willing to share that is, I’d love to hear more from you. It is possible that people here would relate and be willing to share what has helped them personally. All in all, know that you are not alone in this struggle. I hope that, when a day doesn’t take place the way you intended to at first, you remain kind and patient with yourself, because what you are struggling with is profoundly human. We live in a time when motivational speeches are overshadowing the very nature of who we are, of the story we carry, and of the emotions we feel - which is nothing to be ashamed of. Never. <3