My local gym just recently opened back up for the first time since the pandemic began. I was extremely excited to get back in there after a year of getting almost no exercise and eating mostly takeout. Since the start of 2021, I’ve been trying to stick to a healthier diet and lifestyle, and regular visits to the gym were going to be a big part of that.
I’d be lying if I didn’t say I wasn’t also very freaked out, though. For one, I’m still trying to wean myself out of the mindset of “every place I go is an unsafe cesspool of germs” that the pandemic graced me with, so going into a communal space like a gym was going to be a huge mental hurdle. But in addition to that, I hadn’t really worked out in over a year, and I knew that getting myself back to a place where consistent exercise felt good was going to be qui… Read More