It can be challenging to start exercising after being away from it for a while. Often times, your body is not use to the high intensity of exercise and it is recommended to take it slowly after taking a break. For instance, before my vacation, I was using the elliptical for over an hour and at certain speed. After my 7 day vacation, I modified my workout by decreasing my speed and the amount of time spent on various workout machines.
I had to remind myself that I needed to keep up my training regimen or suffer the consequences. I do not want to gain the weight back, so am I willing to do whatever it takes to keep the weight off. I want my clothes to fit and my positive health image to continue. I remind myself how good it feels to have a strenuous routine. Sometimes to get re-motivated you have to change up your program by exercising in a novel way. While my main exercise is using the elliptical, I added 45 minutes with a personal trainer by lifting weights and building upper body strength. Even if you get seriously off track with your exercise routine, remember that another opportunity is on the way!!