I’ve got some great news!
I remembered where the gym was my fob key still worked 😂
AND I had my first workout in a couple of months... 😳
Last year I knew I needed time away from the gym; from work and my own training, and the break has been great. My body feels good and my mind feels clear; both are recharged and refreshed after time off.
What I didn’t expect was how hard it would be to get back and I’ve been making any excuse to put it off another day.
If I’m honest with you, I’ve been scared. Scared about how weak and unfit I’ve become, scared about seeing my previous hard work disappear, scared about whether I’ll be able to get back to the level of strength that I had, scared about injuries, scared my motivation wouldn’t come back, and scared that I have lost what has been one of the biggest parts of my of my life.
But, this morning I went and while some of my fears were confirmed (yes, I am weak AF 🙋🏻♀️ and yes, a lot of my hard work had disappeared 🤦🏻♀️) I realise it was an important milestone. I did it, and I’ll do it again tomorrow, and set some little goals to make sure I keep the momentum going.
Every session will take me closer to my goals, every session I’ll get stronger and fitter, and every session my spark will get brighter and I know that the love that I had for training will come back.
But boy, do I know how easy it is to lose it when the consistency isn’t there. The gym is a way of life, no doubt. But before it gets to that stage, it must be a habit and a new habit can only be created with consistency and determination.
So as I tell all those who are starting at the gym, set yourself a non negotiable goal of training per week. Stick with it regardless of how you feel and in time a habit will form.
Over this period you will not only create a new way of living, you will without a doubt fall in love with how good you feel because of this place!
And this is what I’m counting on for me as I get back into my fitness journey 🤞🏻 But just to be safe, I’ve made some friends promise to train with me so I rock up determined and ready to kick butt 👊🏻👊🏻👊🏻