It seems the less you work out the less you want to work out, and the more you go to the gym the more you want to go to the gym. I have noticed over the years whenever I need to get back in shape the hardest part is simply forming the habit of working out again. So whenever I try to start up again. I have found it very useful to start very slowly with easy workouts then after about 3 weeks I am back in the habit of going to the gym and feel more like pushing myself. Many people often when starting to workout again really push themselves when they first start and then dread going back in. The gains will only come so quick so going hardcore from the very beginning doesn’t really help much more physically then just starting slowly with easy workouts. Also if you go hardcore in the beginning you are much more likely to experience and injury and then not be able to exercise that body part or exercise at all. Also, even if you are starting with easy workouts often you will start improving your eating habits which is also import. Diet combined with exercise is the best way to get the changes in your body that you are looking for. Working out too hard in the beginning, I don’t believe is a good way of starting out considering the dread of the gym and the more likely hood of quitting. Proper diet and exercise really needs to be long term and a change of lifestyle.