What to expect when starting over
Getting started with working out at the gym is no easy task. Believe it or not, getting started AGAIN can be even tougher. That’s because we have a built in expectation of what we SHOULD be able to do, and when we’re starting over, we’re simply not in the same place we were when we were “in shape”. This leads to feelings of guilt, disappointment, and despair. The truth is, once you’ve been in shape, it’s actually easier to get back there, you just have to be consistent! The problem is the expectations we have for ourselves, and the lack of patience we have for how long it will take to get there. Our bodies adapt to the demands we put on it. If you’ve been sitting on the couch mostly, your body has adapted to that. It may feel stiff and weak when you get back because you haven’t been taking your joints through a full range of motion, or been challenging your muscles. When you get started, it’s important to ease back into things, and that means taking it slow for 1-3 months even! This may sound like a long time, but I didn’t say it’ll be 1-3 months before you’ll see progress! If you’re trying to drop a few lbs you may have gained over quarantine, there’s plenty we can offer to help you get rid of a few L-B’s without throwing you back into soul crushing workouts and leave you dreading going to the bathroom! First off, starting slow allows you to KEEP GOING, and that’s the most important thing. Don’t let your desire to get back into going to the gym end up derailing getting back to the gym! This is why we always ease people back in with 1-on-1 on-ramp sessions. Pairing you with a coach who can not only help you remember some of the movements we do, but also helping you make sure you don’t over do it too early and put you on the sideline before you even really had a chance to get back into the swing of things!