How to attack your first week back at training

15 weeks without the gym requires a strategy. Whilst some of us have trained, it has probably looked and felt a little different because not all exercise and training is created equal (physiologically speaking). Reconsider trying to undo 15 weeks of bad habits in a single week by applying the following steps.

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Stop replicating what other people are doing

Do you remember in school when you would copy the person next to you, only to find out they didn’t have a clue either? So you’d both end up with shit marks? Well, when you’re copying the people you see on Instagram, you’re doing the exact same thing as you did in high school. Here's what you should do instead.

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You’re wasting your time trying to get that pump

Too many people associate the “pump or burn” with results, so they go faster and faster to chase that feeling thinking that they’re doing the right thing, but they generally result in a fruitless endeavour due to the laws of biomechanics and physiology.

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Reframing your self talk

How often do we set ourselves a challenge, start off all guns blazing with motivation sky-high, only to come crashing down on the first or second weekend once temptation overcomes us? We then think to ourselves, “fu*# it, I’ve failed. Oh well, in for a penny, in for a pound” and continue ravishing our way through burgers, chocolate bars and bottomless rose’.

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You’re not the only one who is apprehensive about changing your life

Changing your life is a big deal which shouldn't be taken lightly. The fact that you will be changing your behaviours, your character and even your identity comes with big responsibilities. The main reason most people don’t take the leap of faith towards changing their lives is because it means getting uncomfortable and venturing into the unknown.

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