It’s very common to see gyms completely packed at the beginning of each year. Everyone is ready to start their strict routines in order to achieve their goals, whether there are aesthetic or health improvement measures. However, with the passing of weeks, most people get discouraged and very few continue.
Many trainers agree that the most difficult part is not to start training, but to maintain the habit. That’s why commitment and discipline are essential keys to keep your motivation in the long run.
So, why most people quit?
- Lack of will to get out of their comfort zone.
- Starting with overly demanding routines.
- Establishing unrealistic aspirations.
- Feeling that what they are doing is a waste of time, as they don´t see immediate results.
- The idea that in order to get results you must train as many days as possible without letting your body get a proper rest, causing an “overtraining” effect.
How can you rise above all these factors and find frequency?
While weight control and aesthetics may be the main reasons behind all those visits to the gym, training has many other benefits, such as improvement of cognitive functions, self-confidence, increasing of energy and lowering of stress levels. Keeping this in mind, we can find ways to make our experience at the gym not only pleasant, but the moment of the day we look forward the most.
Here are some tips to keep your mind set: ?
- Get a routine that fits your rhythm and that you enjoy doing. It is advisable to start easy on yourself and progress from there. Train 3 times a week initially and you can increase it as your physical condition improves.
- Set realistic goals in the short and long term.
- If you do not like the gym you go to, change to one whose environment makes you feel more comfortable.
- As your training progresses you can complement it with supplements like Whey Protein and Creatine to help your muscle recovery and growth.
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