Have you found your exercise routine and diet has changed from pre lockdown? Maybe in a positive way, maybe less positive for you.
Gyms are back ope now and most restrictions have been removed allowing things to relax a bit. But for me personally I’ve found it really hard to bounce back to doing exactly what I did before.
For one I’m physically not in the same condition as I was eighteen months ago, I need to build back up to where I was. But wth that come a required change in mindset. Needing to adjust my expectations and work up from where I am to where I want to be, with it accepting that I can’t just do things that I could before.
That change in mindset is tough, it’s frustrating. I feel like I should be better than I am and with that I am struggling to train as I need to because it doesn’t feel ‘right’ compared to what did before.
This is bonkers really, as a coach I spend lots of time telling clients to train in accordance to where they are now, to not make themselvs feel bad if there’s things they can’t do right now. So much easier to say that to others (and believe it) than it is to show the same kidn of understanding towards yourself.
I’m making a real effort now to accept that I need to rebuild the basic blocks both in terms of training and nutrition now and not be hard on myself for having changed physically overt the last year.