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It is very possible that you start to feel guilty if you have not done any exercise for, for example, a week. It is very common.

You have been used to pushing yourself to the limit every day. You trained every day, and for years you linked that to the thought that training makes you better.

If you then stop training for a while, this can be linked to thinking that you will no longer become better, and that that is bad. This is very normal. In these cases your body and mind are indicating that they want you to get exercise. So go for it. It doesn’t have to be intense, but it is about getting your body back into sports mode.