Starting from Scratch

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    Oct 01, 2013 3:56 AM GMT
    After making some moderate gains over the summer of last year, I ended up getting too caught up with school and work and have since lost what I had. Now as I'm returning to regular exercise, it's never been harder to do any of the stuff that used to be able to do quite easily.

    Needless to say it's been pretty discouraging. But I'm trying not to let it get me down. What are some tips for keeping consistent and not finding myself back in this spot?
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    Oct 01, 2013 3:56 AM GMT
    The hell? This was suppose to go in General Fitness Discussion but ended up here...
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    Oct 01, 2013 4:01 AM GMT
    go_dreaming saidAfter making some moderate gains over the summer of last year, I ended up getting too caught up with school and work and have since lost what I had. Now as I'm returning to regular exercise, it's never been harder to do any of the stuff that used to be able to do quite easily.

    Needless to say it's been pretty discouraging. But I'm trying not to let it get me down. What are some tips for keeping consistent and not finding myself back in this spot?



    What you're going through is mostly mental. Keep in mind that muscle has a type of "memory" if you will. It only takes about one third of the time to regain your muscle as it did the first time. And in my personal experience it doesn't even take that long. Get positive and get your head straight and the physical progress will happen quickly. Learn to enjoy working out for the sake of working out; this way the time will fly and you'll make the journey more important than your destination. So much more fun that way.
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    Oct 01, 2013 4:05 AM GMT
    Scruffypup saidGet positive and get your head straight and the physical progress will happen quickly. Learn to enjoy working out for the sake of working out; this way the time will fly and you'll make the journey more important than your destination. So much more fun that way.


    Well said. icon_cool.gif
  • Webster666

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    Oct 01, 2013 4:51 AM GMT
    You've got to MAKE time for your workouts.
    It's too easy to say that you're too busy or too tired or a million other excuses.
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    Oct 01, 2013 2:08 PM GMT
    Webster666 saidYou've got to MAKE time for your workouts.
    It's too easy to say that you're too busy or too tired or a million other excuses.


    Easier said than done. Working in my industry can sometimes mean dropping everything and heading to work after a phone call. Part of the reason why I gave up so easily during school is that I had already made it to the gym (sometimes already mid-way through my warm up) before getting a call and having to ditch my workout for an assignment.