Getting into the gym can be taxing on you mentally, physically and very time consuming out of a busy day. Going to the gym isn’t something easy. Its an hour and some of your day spent putting hard work into your body when you might not see the results right away.
Let me fill you in on a few motivational thoughts I fill my head with when its been a long day and I’m not so sure the gym is even worth it.
We all know those girls that have the perfect butt without even having to really work for it. Their mama graced them with those curves. And some on us envy those women! Go them!! Seriously. For me, however, I was not given that grace. It’s taken me 4 years to get where I am in that particular part of my body and I am so proud of it! But every time I am just sitting on the couch dreading the gym knowing I need to get there I think, “Well, it won’t get anywhere if I just sit here…” so I get up and start moving towards my goals.
Am I having a rough day?
The gym isn’t always a “do I really have to go?” type thought. Sometimes i’m having a rough day, sometimes my days are cloudy. So its not a “do I have to” its more like “I really need to.”, “I really WANT to.” The gym is a therapy. The gym is an escape for me. I get in there and everything else that is noisy in the world drops like a 100 pound weight with my headphones on nothing else matters when I focus on what I want my body to do. Once I’ve left I feel like my day has done a 180 flip. It’s an investment in myself. A very rich investment
To look good naked.
Lets be honest… self confidence is very important. Of course everyone is beautiful in their own way but I have found to have very high standards for myself and what I want to personally achieve with my body. Therefore making myself go after a long day or a lazy day I get closer to achieving the goals I want to reach.
What is the person next to me doing that I am not.
To be 100% honest here I need to say that sometimes this thought drives me absolutely bonkers! Which is very good in its own way. I will say this is probably the biggest motivation boost I have when it comes to just getting that workout done. I have always had the phrase, “There is always someone bigger, better, and badder than you are.” ingrained into my mind from the time I was walking and riding 1000 pound animals. This phase pushes me in the most miraculous way because the truth of it is real. I will always strive to make the most effort in achieving the goals I have in myself and fighting for my spot on top.
So to come back to my opening thoughts, it is worth it! Completely worth every minute spent in the gym. The results might not come right away but after a while, it becomes a habit, then it becomes a lifestyle, and that is when the results are noticed in yourself and by others.
-Adrienne Jackson, Wolfness Blog
– Mei Fitness