People, especially in their youth do not mind doing daily, fun exercises. To them, it is just a game to play or a race to run. The older they get, the less they do, as funny as that sounds.
Pertaining to the gym though, often times people do not see the results they want to see and often times, quit going after only two or three months.
They work on reaching their goals, and often times because they have no professional guidance, they misjudge their goals and shoot way over what can be expected.
For example, I was talking to an overweight man, perhaps in his late thirties or early forties about what his plans were and how he was planning to achieve them.
And what he told me, really shocked me! He was planning on losing 90 lbs. in 2 months! TWO MONTHS!
I didn’t argue with him, telling him that that would be near impossible, becuase quite frankly that is none of my business. But it was a good reminder to set realistic goals and have a real way to attain them.
People are alot like the man I met at the pool, thinking they can achieve anything in the gym in a very small time frime to which I respond. “If it took you 20 years to put on all of that weight, how long do you truthfully think it will take to lose?”
Now don’t get me wrong, I am all about reaching maximum potential in as small a time frame as possible. Which is why it is best to talk to professional and plan your workouts and your diet.
Here is my absolute favourite video for when I need a “pick me up” in the gym:
After watching this video, if you STILL do not feel like going to the gym, you may want to get a checkup at the doctors office.
That video alone has helped me break some of my self imposed barriers and move on to lift heavier and all in all, make more gains!
There are literally thousands of videos just like that that you can listen to at the gym.
If not, you can bring your phone and listen to music or really whatever you want.