Scared to restart my workouts

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    Oct 29, 2008 4:39 AM GMT
    Hey guys-

    So I've fallen off of the workout wagon, and I feel enormous. I look at my head and it's all round - like Charlie Brown. My tailored clothes are scary tight.

    I have to restart, but I'm really scared.

    It's like all of the gains I made at the beginning of the summer are gone, and I'm farther off course than I should be.

    I fired my trainer who made me puke. I don't think right now that's the motivation I need.

    I had a ton of fun at the RJ bootcamp in SF, and those are the kinds of trainers I'm looking for. Gotta do some searching to find something like Mike & Billy.

    And in the meantime, I'm restarting my membership at 24-Hour Fitness TOMORROW, Wednesday 10.29

    I type this so that I'm accountable to it. So instead of just talking about getting back in the gym, I'm actually gonna go.

    This is about making me feel OK in my skin again ( I get lots of guys who say they love my build which is fine, but I feel .... plump. )

    If you feel like tossing on a word or 2 of encouragement, it would help - and if anyone else has let themselves slack and has advice for getting back up on the horse, lemme know.

    ( Just please, PLEASE spare me the ChuckyStud-style "yer a lazy ass blah blah blah" posts, OK? It'll just make me think you're a big ol' douche... )

    So I'll post an update tomorrow, after restarting my membership and after my first workout.

    Thanks

    CO
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    Oct 29, 2008 5:18 AM GMT
    Nothing wrong with giving your workouts a break. When you're sore after your workout tomorrow, it'll give you that good ol' gym-lovin' you've been missing. icon_wink.gif
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    Oct 29, 2008 5:24 AM GMT
    i say just go and do it anyway.
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    Oct 29, 2008 5:36 AM GMT
    oh starting back up is such a bloody bitch of a thing to do.

    I get it, you don't wanna go to the gym, to put into the effort, but you do want too, which I always found strange with my self.

    the thing that worked for me, was starting off simple, keeping with basic things, especially the weights and then I just forced my self up to the gym and did the workout, I didn't push hard, I just got a workout and after about a month I was back into the swing of things and now I'm addicted again icon_biggrin.gif

    So, just get up there, don't expect much, just get your self through it, go back again the next day, don't push your self to exhaustion at first, you'll work up to it.

    Most of all don't judge your performance, once your back into it, your body will bounce back pretty fast.
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    Oct 29, 2008 7:21 AM GMT
    hey, glad you've made the first step to go back. I've been there. Stopped going to gym for 3 years. Picking it back up took a lot of motivation and encouragement. I'm glad I did though because the sex is HELLA good when you're working out!
  • GQjock

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    Oct 29, 2008 11:15 AM GMT
    LOL ... we've all gone thru the scared to get back on the horse thing somewhere or another
    but there's no secret weapon
    you're just going to have to build a brick wall in your head that says

    I am Going to start my workouts on such and such day and nothing is going to stop me
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    Oct 30, 2008 2:41 AM GMT
    OK so today I re-started my gym membership!
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    Oct 30, 2008 2:41 AM GMT
    OK so today I re-started my gym membership!
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    Oct 30, 2008 3:12 AM GMT
    You can't help that you did something that wasn't good for your yesterday, but what are you doing today that's good for you? It's all the little choices you do each day that make the difference.
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    Oct 30, 2008 3:14 AM GMT

    If you are going to let one scary workout ruin your life...then you're not the girl I thought you were...

    [in the spirit of Legally Blonde]

    ...be brave and strong...

    - David icon_wink.gif
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    Oct 30, 2008 3:32 AM GMT

    Your face looks fricken adorable in that picture. I guess I can join the ranks of the guys who say, "you're ok"! I definitely agree; what's more is a good face isn't somethin anybody ever got from a gym so count your blessings.
  • EricLA

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    Oct 30, 2008 3:36 AM GMT
    CO, so sorry to hear that your workout routine has derailed worse than the McCain campaign. But, sounds like you've made the attitude adjustment necessary to get back on track. Congrats!
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    Oct 30, 2008 3:56 AM GMT
    COjock

    Necessity creates determination
    rise from the ashes.

    you are a RJ gladiator!




    I envision this for you mate.

    warren
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    Oct 30, 2008 5:19 AM GMT
    dfrourke said
    If you are going to let one scary workout ruin your life...then you're not the girl I thought you were...

    [in the spirit of Legally Blonde]

    ...be brave and strong...

    - David icon_wink.gif


    Thanks David - in true homo form, this is one of my favorite movies.

    I wonder if the "bend and snap" is considered a good exercise for my core...

    Seriously, thanks to you all. I'll keep you updated as I progress. I'm going to fit into my tailored suits without fighting again!