I've been having really hard times lately (for about a month) during which time I just couldn't make it to the gym. Restarting again is hard, even for me who used to work as a group exercise trainer. How I still restarted training was the strategy of baby steps: ie. starting with light and not-so-focused workouts where my only aim was to enjoy what I'm doing (and not necessarily hitting PRs, etc). After 2 or 3 occassions, I might be back on track again. :)
That's awesome, Krisztina. Btw, how long have you been off workouts? I've been out of touch for like a year now. :-(
I agree with the baby steps approach.
I'm also thinking to start light bodyweight exercises at home first, get the hang of it again and then start going to the gym. :-)
It's been for about a (long) month for me. I'd suggest you just restart right at the gym - we may be different, but I can't really workout at home, it is just way too distractive! And I also like the "iron smell". :D You shouldn't be afraid of anyone mocking you (if this is your reason behind restarting at home). Those who do, don't have a clue about safe training. ;) (and otherwise, seriously, none of their business if you are starting out with lighter weights).
No, it's not about people mocking me. The gym is a little away from my home. Need to find the motivation to go there again. 😅
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