I stopped going to the gym quite a while back. It was partly due to COVID lock down and partly because it wasn’t a priority at the time.
Over the last ten weeks or so, my diet and nutrition has been off. I’ve increased my carbohydrates. I’ve allowed sugars to come back into my diet. I’ve been having pastries chocolates, and quite a few other things that are not necessarily good for health or energy.
Recently my sleep patterns have been out of sync. I’ve had Insomnia. I’ve been feeling
tired and my energy levels have been all over the place. I’ve been staying up late, eating ice cream and having coffee.
Fortunately, my weight has held quite well.
When I finished my last 12 week cycle I was down to 87.2kg, and I’ve been holding around 92.7kg. It’s only 5 kg, about 10lbs higher than it was previously but I know that this isn’t accurate because of muscle density and water retention. It’s not directly comparable.
On Saturday I made the decision to get back into the gym, even if it was just to do 10 minutes, and then I followed that up with a session on Monday and I’ve just done another 30 minutes today.
I’ve also started improving my diet and nutrition and reducing the carbohydrates sugars and making some better food choices.
I’m just getting traction at the moment, I’m not pushing, I’m not rushing. I’m not trying to get back to where I was, I’m just taking it slow and steady and conditioning myself to walk back through the door of the gym and do some exercise and allow my body to build up its recovery, so that when I do exercise with a little bit more intensity, my body’s used to recovering.
Small steady changes.
Small steady improvements
Small wins, a little bit at a time.
I’m glad to get back in because I’m already starting to feel a little bit different. And the gains that I make today will set me up for a better session next time.