Have you ever had problems getting started with a training regimen? Well, you’re not alone. As a matter of fact… join the club. Because I, too, once had problems getting started. Nobody ever feels like going to the gym. But the thing is, once you’re there… you feel good for having gone. You never regret going to the gym. But still people are having trouble getting started and keeping going.
So here is a number of steps you can take to get yourself in the mindset for success at the gym.
1. Make Sure That Your Expectations Are Realistic
Many people go to the gym expecting that they will be ready to partake in the Mr. Universe competition the next year. Rest assured that this will not be the case. Not unless you’re willing to seek the help of illegal substances, which I do not recommend.
2. Get A Friend To Go With You
Everybody has friends, so get somebody to join you to go to the gym. Training with two is much more fun. You can spot each other during the bench press. You can also hold each other accountable for your set goals. It’s fun to compete with a friend.
3. Doing Something Is Better Than Doing Nothing
Feel guilty about not having or sticking to a strict workout regimen? Relax. You probably weren’t going to get the results you wanted anyway, so just go and do whichever exercises you lik best. Anything is better than nothing.
4. Get On A Healthy Diet To Support Your Workout Results
Working out won’t do you any good unless you’ve got the diet to back up your results. It’s much easier to eat healthy when you’re on an exercise plan. And it’s much more easier to stay on an exercise plan when you’re eating healthy. Make use of this vicious cycle effect and lock yourself in said vicious cycle already!
5. Make Sure To Enjoy Yourself!
Have fun with it. Don’t be the guy who complains about how much work it is and how boring the treadmill is. You shouldn’t be treadmilling too much anyway. Go for the free weights instead.