We get it – life gets busy. It starts innocently enough; you let missing one or two workouts slide, which quickly snowballs into skipping whole weeks or months of training. It happens to the best of us, so don’t beat yourself up.
Start with something easy
By now, just the idea of exercising again can be overwhelming.
To overcome that feeling, start your workouts with something easy, guaranteed to make you feel good and that you have enjoyed in the past. A good way to reintroduce the body to activity, frequency, and duration is with low-intensity workouts. After a week or two, you can up the ante.
Make a plan
Treat your training sessions as a calendar date and plan the days and times you are going to get to the gym. Plan the actual session you are going to do each day too.
Pack your gym bag and leave it by the front door
Having your bag packed and ready means that in the morning, you just need to get up and go! Likewise, if you train after work, having your bag packed and in the car takes away the risk of going and staying at home.
Set a goal