We’ve all had that moment. That moment of nostalgia for the days when we were in our peak physical condition. For those of us who were athletes during our prime, it may be somewhat unrealistic to expect that we can capture the exact same level of physical conditioning that we once had.
However, you may be surprised by what your body can still do, even if it’s been a while since you last donned your track shoes.
Instead of trying to recapture your time, or weight, or lifting capacity of your former self, simply focus on improving from where you are right now. Re-assess your goals. Is your priority to look a certain way? Or is it to enhance the quality and longevity of your life? Be realistic. Do you have eight free hours a day to devote to training? Or would you rather have one or two brief workouts a day that pack in dynamic movements, so that you can spend more time with your family?
Before beginning a new exercise regimen or training schedule, these are all important things to consider and should shape how you approach improving your overall health.
Below is a video that talks about how to set yourself up for success as you begin to transition into a new exercise program. Two of the main takeaways include clearly defining your goals and motivation, as well as a gradual progression into the training program.