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    Unhappy Getting back to the routine!

    Hi members,

    Hope everyone's healthy!

    I need to ask this question because I am trying to get back to the routine of exercising.

    I left regular exercising and dieting almost 6 years ago, 22. Now I am 28 and have gained a good amount of midsection fat.

    The problem is, I have done some competitive level weight lifting and bodybuilding when from age 17 to 22. At that time, my diet was strict and I followed a regimen.

    Because at 17, my healing was pretty awesome and I was just declared 'healthy' from 6 years medicinal regimen from rheumatoid arthritis (during my teens).

    So I lifted heavy, ate good and slept great too.

    Now at 28, no matter how hard I try I can't create a regular routine. I perform all body part workout to kick-start with some cardio; after 3-4 sessions I am overtrained with fever. Maybe I am lifting too heavy but I use barbells and dumbells with minimum weight levels.

    I was recently diagnosed with deficient Vitamin D and Iron levels. So again, taking meds and diet to get fit.

    Even if I stop exercising, my appetite is too much. I eat a lot like I used to do 10 years ago. How?

    A small amount of exercise drains me big time. Is there any way I can start again?

    Your help is appreciated.

    Sumit
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    The only thing I can really say is to ease back into it. Give your body a chance to adapt - but at the same time gradually increase the workload.

    Maybe start with (each week) doing 2 days lifting and 1 day doing steady state cardio to improve your conditioning.

    Use baby weights, don't train to the point of straining - but increase them next time if the last set felt too easy. Don't make big jumps, just gradually increase the weight by one increment at a time.

    I'm sure it's just being out of shape from not exercising. If you are worried, you could get further bloodwork done. A tendancy to gain weight could be a sign of onset of diabetes - if there is a history of this in your family then get yourself checked out. I always hesitate to mention medical issues because usually the problem is hard work and persistence - so I don't like to present easy excuses. So put this second on your list below what I mentioned in the first 3 sentences.
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    That's great to start for 2 days weights and 1 day cardio.

    So how many days you think, I shall train in a week?

    Is it 6 days, one rest day?
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