I went to the gym today, as a matter of fact I exercised today, for the first time in 38 days. Will this be the day I restart my fitness-centered life? Let me back up. I have been exercising regularly and rigorously for 20 years (minus the last 3 years). I used to run 20 miles a week, I lifted weights, ran three half marathons, three 10 mile races, and countless 10k and 5k races. I skied, snowboarded, ice skated, hiked, rollerbladed. I had a house full of fitness equipment. I easily exceeded the recommended 10,000 steps a day.
But then I stopped. A combination of personal issues led me to alter every aspect of my life, including my fitness routine. I’ve been trying to get back into it ever since. In the past 3 years I joined 3 different gyms. In total I’ve gone a total of 7 times I even started running. I was up to 4 miles three times a week, but then I stopped.
But, I went to the gym today…