I've been away from all exercise for over five years, as well as having an all-or-none personality. So, I can appreciate your perspective. You've given up so much for so long and you just want to get back to your life.
My advice would be to start slow, build a safe/solid foundation, and let your body dictate the progression.
Most people wouldn't sign-up for an Ironman Triathlon, after spending years on the sofa eating junk and being sedentary, right? Think of the damage they could do, assuming they didn't kill themselves in the process.
If I'm ever able to exercise again -- whether that's walking, hiking, biking, kettlebells, pushups, pullups, or anything else -- I plan to start very slow and give attention to all the muscles, joints, tendons, ligaments, etc. that have been neglected for so long.
In my case, I think I'd start with gentle stretching. Very gentle. Over time, I'd add some short walks on a flat surface. From there, maybe some very light weights, as I work on mobility in my joints. Perhaps adding a few bodyweight squats. Over the course of months (or, as my body allows), I'd work toward exercises like planks, pushups, and more bodyweight squats. I'd also be thinking about
my aerobic capacity, maybe using a jump rope or rebounder.
It's likely you know way more about
exercise and nutrition than me, so this is just my opinion. You may also be younger and more resilient. Ultimately, you know your body best. I'm a bit on the older side and it's becoming easier to get hurt and more difficult to recover completely.
Whatever you choose to do, I'm really happy that you're feeling well enough to get back into exercise!
Post Edited (The Dude Abides) : 8/6/2019 5:24:54 PM (GMT-6)