How do you get back into lifting after illness?
Until about five weeks ago, I was a regular in the gym. I tried going back last week when I felt a little better, but was hardly able to do anything. This week, with appointments and still feeling ill (started as laryngitis, progressed to some icky thing that went into pneumonia and now is like a perpetual head cold that I can't seem to shake), I just didn't have it in me to get back to the gym. Although I'm still not 100%, I really want to get back to working out--I feel flabby, and I can see that I've lost muscle. But I don't know how to start without burning out. Do I go back to my three-day splits, lifting as much as I can manage, or try a couple of full body workouts during the week? Frankly, at this point, just the thought of even getting to the gym makes me tired, but I'm hoping that by Monday I'll feel better, and I'm in a funk over the flabby feeling. I did go kayaking on Monday because I felt halfway decent, but since then I've backslid. Walked yesterday for 1/2 hour in the morning and managed to mow the lawn, but was pretty exhausted after that. Today I managed a 20 minute walk.
Thoughts on getting back to the gym? Thanks!
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