Motivation for Workout

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!

The biggest problem with losing weight

Today’s world, with long hours work and sedentary life, contributes greatly to the obese culture of today. True, many of us go to the gym, often every day… but most of us don’t really bother. Yes, we have an ideal in mind, yes, we want to look like Zac Efron… but we don’t. We are often overweight or even obese. We don’t exercise. The most extensive workout we get is to get up. Or lift a pint of cider. That’s all. Well, maybe not. Every now and then, when we can’t fit into shirt that used to be perfect, we make that life-changing decision to start exercising, to join the gym, to lose weight. 5kg a week, 10 kg a week! 20kg by summer! Yes! That’s what we are going to do! Eat healthier, no more take away crap… only healthy carbs, plenty of vegetables and fruits…

zac efron

So what happens? Why are we still miserable fu*ks? Why after the initial excitement we go back to those bad habits we know already are not good for us? What’s wrong with us? The answer is probably motivation. We simply lack motivation to change our lives so drastically. To abandon habits we cultivated for years. To get rid of all those sweet things we enjoy in life. Pastries, beer, chocolate bars. It’s difficult to say NO to them. As difficult as to say yes to hard life of workouts when unused muscles complain and no real progress is seen. We try, yes, we try. We abandon unhealthy food for a day, two, three. For a week. And we go to the gym. One day. Another…

 

The problem is there is no visible progress. We come back home tired and go to bed. Next day we are so pleased with ourselves, even if in pain. So we check our weight… And? Nothing? Well, sometimes it’s worse. Well, it happens. It’s only the beginning. We WILL check tomorrow… But tomorrow is no better. Neither is the next day. Day after. So we start being annoyed. What are we doing wrong??? Why the weight is going up instead of down? We keep checking BMI (Body Mass Index) and it’s undeniably still under the “obese” label! What’s wrong? Why it doesn’t work? Often we turn to internet looking for a magic answers. Pills like carb blockers, fat burners etc. We may decide to buy them but by the time they arrive we usually go back to the old habits anyway. Why bother if the magic answer will arrive with the courier a day later. Or two? We just take those magic pills and enjoy…

 

Well, it doesn’t work that way, you know… There is no magic. Yes, they promise miracles. But there is no other miracle but the hard work! Those pills you count on… they may help. But these are only supplements. They are not a replacement! So mover your f*cking a*s and start working. Yes, take your supplements, but only as supplements! Not as the replacement of your daily workout!!!