Exercise regimes are usually always started with a burst of motivation and energy. You stick to everything religiously, doing what you are told, and what you know you should be doing. What happens when the initial drive you had fades away? It may be a six week lull, it may be earlier!
You have just joined the gym, or started seeing a Personal Trainer, with a positive attitude and the motivation is flowing.
“This is it, I’m changing my life”.
Then a few little hiccups occurr, you miss your appointment, or you skip your training session, because you were tired and just didn’t feel like it. Then the healthy eating plan you were sticking to suddenly seems boring and you are just ‘over it’.
It’s all well and good being able to say you have a gym membership or you are seeing a trainer – but if you aren’t actually attending the gym, or doing as your trainer requests, you are not going to get the results you desire.
Whether the initial spark you had to ‘change you life’ has died, or you’ve simply lost motivation, there is still a job to be done. Accept no excuses from yourself – get on with it and get it done.
What’s the alternative? You simply quit? Give up? And then what? You continue to feel how you always have – miserable and uncomfortable?
Doing something is always going to be better than doing nothing. There is no magic pill – or else we’d all look like athletes. Those people who look fit and athletic have worked hard for it. No one else can do it for you. Your trainer will give you the tools to get the job done, what you do with them is up to you.
Remember you only achieve what you deserve to achieve so give yourself the opportunity to go hard at it, and see what just what you can do! It’s only up to you!
(© Selina Wright 2008)
As published in City Life Magazine