Whether you are a beginner, or you have been going to the gym for years, finding motivation, at times, can be difficult.
I can relate, trust me.
In most cases, it is not even because you are lazy or unwilling to put in work.
It can usually be down to the fact that your fundamental reasons for being in the gym are simply not as important to you in the current moment, then other aspects of your life.
What are your reasons for being in the gym? That is the most important question here.
If your reasons are short-term, your motivation will be also.
If you see the gym as a ‘quick fix’ you will never stay motivated in the long run. At some point, when the results aren’t immediately apparent, you’ll give up. I’ve definitely been guilty of this myself, especially when I was just starting out.
“Fitness is a marathon, not a race”
Patience is extremely important. You must be patient with yourself, your body, and with your mind.
I have seen countless people jump head first into fitness, expecting the world. They go every single day, for the first 1-2 weeks… and then give up.
Their expectations are too high.
It is important to give yourself time; be patient, ease yourself into fitness and most importantly, do not compare yourself to people that have been doing it for years!
“Don’t Compare Your Chapter One to Someone Else’s Chapter 20”
I guess what I am saying is- go easy on yourself. Slowly introduce fitness into your life one step at a time, make it a lifestyle decision, rather than going because you want some abs for summer.
Also, do what you like! Find a programme that works for you and makes you happy.
Even if you only commit to consistently going 2 days a week, this is still better than jumping in head first and quitting within your first month.
We are all human, we like things that makes us happy. If going to the gym makes you happy, you will keep going. Remember that, and do what makes you happy.
Thank you so much for taking the time to read!