I feel that one of the reasons why it is so hard for people to start working out is because they fear they have to change their whole life to do so.
They compare themselves to the average obsessed gym goer which can be detrimental to their progress. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed and out of place.
It’s like asking a gym rat to go into an orchestra practice, pick up a flute, and start playing. (Maybe not to that extent, but you get the idea). It took those musicians years to perfect their craft as it did for the athlete.
All it takes is small changes. Make it a habit to drive to the gym 5 days a week, and you only have to spend 10 min there. That sounds pretty easy, right? Then once you get there you might just observe, you may walk on a treadmill, you may just sit in your car scrolling through Facebook, but the point is that you are creating a habit. 15 min will turn to 25, to 40, to 60, to 90min. You probably won’t even notice. “Well, I drove here, so minds well do some bicep curls.”
Once you visually see changes, you will slowly start to become obsessed with the game of self-satisfaction. This will also carry over to other aspects of life. If I can accomplish xyz, then I can totally achieve xyz at work or ask xyz out.
You will not only start to look good but you will also feel good, and that starts the train of motivation that never stops. #motivationmonday #motivation #goforit - 20 days ago