With large group training kicking off again, many people will step through the doors again having been away for a few months.
You may have gained some weight. That’s OK. You and half the country.
You might not have done as much exercise ever lockdown as you’d originally planned. That’s OK. Hopefully classes will enable you to get back on track in regards exercise.
Here’s a few things to bear in mind:
1. You probably don’t feel as fit as you did, the first few weeks/months will likely be a bit of a struggle. But don’t let that demotivate you. Accept that as your starting point and look forward. Set your new goals from where you are today.
2. For some strange reason, people seem to get injured more when they aren’t training. So if an old injury, a sore back or something like that has crept up on you during lockdown, don’t ignore it. Ease yourself into training again. Don’t expect your body to be bullet proof, like it might have felt back in February/early March.
3. Don’t compare yourself to anyone else. We always say this, but especially now I feel it’s super important. If you start comparing yourself to others, you’re setting yourself up for a fall. Compare yourself to yesterdays version of yourself. Not last years, not 5 years ago, literally yesterday. Fight the battle one day at a time, if you can improve slightly on yesterday, most days, you’ll be at your goal in no time.
In conclusion, enjoy the process. Appreciate being able to train again with others.