Motivation for Workout

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It’s been a while! Well, it happens.

I want to talk about motivation today. Motivation to keep going through the daily training routine. We all know it’s not easy although sometimes it looks like some people have no problems with that. Why? Oh, why?

Obviously, I’m not talking here about those of you who spend half of their lives in the gym. Working out once or twice a day. Having six packs and muscles like from some kind of freaking cartoon. No, I’m talking about ordinary people who struggle. I’m talking bout those of us who on the treadmill count every second hoping to survive another five minutes or so…

Why is that? We make that amazing decision to join the gym and lose weight… or just to better ourselves… but it’s so easy to think about it while doing is a completely different story altogether… Evey step seems so difficult and painful. We do 10 minutes and we hope we will not die…

The problem is that we often do not last long enough. And I’m not talking about quiting after couple days or weeks. I’m talking about workout. There is a barrier of sort, psychological and physical, that needs to be crossed in order to start enjoying what we do. When we, ordinary folks, join the gym, we often quit too early. We star something but not last long enough. We tell ourselves 5 minutes. Or 10. And we are happy we survived… But the truth is that first 5 or 10 minutes are where we fail. If we tried a bit longer the pain would be gone and the workut would become easier… what’s more, the tiredness would become… enjoyable! This is what we need to understand. If we just try to last a little bit longer… Personally, I think the first 10 minutes are more difficult than the next half an hour!

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