For some of you just thinking about going to the gym triggers negative emotions but you are forced into going because you think you should. This type of feeling is what is best described as a 'love-hate relationship' because the time spent their you hate it, but you obviously love the benefits it can give you. Some of you will read this and won't even be able to fathom why others hate it, but listen to me when I tell you this, lots of people in the gym or who exercise don't enjoy it and just do it for the sake. Is this the right thing to do, well let's see...
Hate The Gym?
If you hate the gym and exercising in general then chances are you aren't going to want to stick at it for very long. You will start to loathe going, won't put as much effort into it and begin to lose interest very quickly when you don't see the results you expect. If you can relate to this then please follow these simple steps which will keep you LOVING exercise and not hating it
Make Small Goals
The first thing you should do is make small goals which are achievable on a regular basis and will keep you engaged and wanting to keep fit and healthy. The last thing you want to do is make really long term goals which you know you possibly can't achieve and will have you losing interest. So keep your goals short and attainable so that you can reach them and achieve good results.
A big part of staying focused is eating well but not having it take over your whole life, what does this mean? Well, some of you might think the best way to do things is to cut out all the rubbish, which could leave you in a worse off position. So eat a balanced diet but also treat yourself to some bad stuff because this will help keep you sane. There is no need to deprive yourself, have a great week eating well and occasionally give yourself something not so good.
Dedicate yourself to exercising and treat every workout like a business meeting. You don't want to miss your workouts and if you workout with someone else this is going to make it fun for you. Make sure you stick to your workouts and if you are going to do it then get it done.
Don't Be Too Hard On Yourself
Finally always push yourself but know when to take a break from the intense sessions you put yourself through. Resting is just as important as the hard work you are putting your body under. So don't feel bad when you give yourself a rest day or even a rest weekend. The truth is, when you are resting and away from what you need to do, you will see a different perspective on things and miss doing it. This will give you more of a kick and drive upon your return, so never worry about taking a rest day or two.
Follow these steps and I assure you, you will love exercising and will always want to do it :)