Do Not Give Up On The Gym Without Reading This Article!
Remember January 1. 2016? Remember another New Year’s resolution(s) this was the year you are getting back in shape. Two and a half months later, you are ready to give up on the gym. Don’t do it! It’s not the gym’s fault and more than likely it’s not your fault either. How’s that, you ask? The problem most people have who give up on the gym is they just find it too boring. They do a great job of making the commitment, decide what time of day works best for them, get all charged up, then lose motivation and hastily give up on the gym because they decide it’s not for them. Kind of sounds like a relationship with a spouse, right? Just like your relationship with a spouse or boyfriend/girlfriend, you need to constantly add spice to your gym workouts to keep your commitment going. Below are some ideas on how you can accomplish keeping motivated on your workouts so you not only don’t give up on the gym but you reach your fitness goals this year.
- Ask yourself this question – what are you trying to accomplish? and why? Are you trying to get in shape to look good at the beach or pool this summer? Maybe you have a high school reunion or maybe your Doctor has told you you need too. Maybe you have developed type 2 diabetes or maybe you are tired of huffing and puffing going up a flight of stairs. Whatever the reason, you have to write it down – now! You have to read to constantly to remind your brain why you decided this was the year you were getting fit. Read this reason and your goal 3-4 times a day, more if you are on the verge of quitting.
- Pig out! OK, I exaggerate for effect but one day a week, allow yourself to eat whatever the hell hour mind is telling you! This not only helps with your metabolism it gives your mind something to look forward.
- Let it go – if you miss a day at the gym, even if you just blew it off, don’t beat yourself up. Same with your diet – eat something bad? Let it go. We are all too hard are ourselves but the more you guilt yourself about something the more you will distance it from your life.
- Always be changing and tracking. Fitnessbuilder has over 1000 made for you training programs or make your own out of over 7000 exercise images and videos. Use these to change your routine ever 3 weeks, not just to prevent boredom but also to keep shocking your muscles from different angles. Since it’s compatible with your cell phone it makes it super easy to set your workouts up using b=Builder then track them while at the gym.
Goals, eating what you want, not beating yourself up, track and change your workouts will lead to you never wanting to give up on the gym. Sticking with it will make sure you get fit, not only to make you healthier but much happier,