Okay guys I’m going to be completely honest, because that’s what I promised. Getting back into shape and working out consistently again is HARD. It’s not impossible hard but WOW IT IS HARD. You really have to have the motivation, desire, and drive to do it. The moment you doubt yourself and your abilities is the beginning of failure. I promise you that you can do it, you just have to believe in yourself.
For my first workout, I decided I would do a simple body weight one that I found online. Nothing too fancy (or too hard). Well let me tell you, it was tough. When I was writing it down I was thinking to myself “wow this is going to be super easy, I got this!” and boy was I dead wrong. (See picture below for the workout). When I finished the first round I was feeling good. I kept telling myself I was going to get through the whole workout and be fine but once I was done with the second round it was a totally different story. I felt sick. A part of me wanted to stop so bad. I actually had to sit down and catch my breath for a few minutes and wondered if I was going to be able to finish this work out. After a few minutes of telling myself “I can do this” I got back up and finished the workout. It took me awhile but I finished the whole workout and honestly felt like I was going to die once I was done but obviously I didn’t.
After that workout I was really proud of myself but then, after a few minutes, I got a little down on myself too. I couldn’t believe I had let myself get this out of shape. Those feelings of wanting to give up and not finish were feelings I was not used to at all. I wasn’t used to getting tired so early in the workout and that definitely did not make me feel any better about myself. But, with all those feelings I had, they helped me remember why I started working out again and what my goals were. I know I can do this, I just have to stick with it and really believe in myself.