Nothing like that first phase of a new relationship, whether romantic or physical.
You know the feeling: the euphoria and unbridled enthusiasm you have in the early stages of a new relationship or when you first start going to the gym.
This is all you can think about…
After the initial excitement of a new interest or relationship has worn off, you may wonder where they fit into your life.
A lot of relationships end when the two people involved try to deal with “real life” after the honeymoon period. It’s also when those who regularly attend the gym start slacking off again. They have the same view that things are better in a different form.
Why? The route that seemed so carefree and enjoyable up to this point may start to seem like a hard effort. It’s a lot of labor.
We never said that maintaining a healthy lifestyle would be simple.
Fitness, in reality, is unrelenting. You can’t just put forth a little effort now and have it last forever. To maintain it, you need to keep working for it. Every single day for weeks on end. Relentless!
This is one of the biggest reasons people lose because it discourages them. However, this is precisely why those who persevere find it so rewarding: all the best things in life must be worked for.
It’s not simple, but staying the course is your decision. Where do you see yourself heading from here?
If you’ve worn off the novelty of the gym and are looking for methods to keep going, consider the following six suggestions.
Keep a Record of Your Results
Beyond the White, Board is a publication made available to all CrossFit members at no cost. Talk to your coach about signing up for a free account if this is the first time you have done so. Keeping tabs on your stats and development is a breeze using BTWB. It’s motivating to revisit your progress every few months. Keeping track of your progress might serve as a constant source of motivation. It will constantly remind you that you don’t want to return to your pre-pull-up fitness level. Keep in mind that stopping or pausing means starting from square one again. Who would volunteer for that?
Maintaining consistency is vital. Most reliable members also tend to keep very regular schedules. It’s easy to make empty promises to oneself, like going to the gym after work or the following day, when your program is all over the place. If you get up at 6 am on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, this plan will become as regular as brushing your teeth. Time is available to everyone; you need to prioritize its use—an appointment with oneself.
Make Plans to Attend a Lecture with a Friend
This is a lifesaver for those early morning sessions when it’s tempting to press snooze and sleep through class. However, if you have a friend to exercise with at the 6 am class and then get some food or coffee together afterward, you’re more likely to get out of bed when the alarm goes off.
The simple reason that is receiving a text message from a buddy asking, “Where were you this morning?” never leaves anybody feeling great about themselves.
Find Your Trainer
Get together with your trainer and establish a time frame and method for accomplishing your objectives. Having a goal in mind, together with a training plan and maybe even a one-on-one training session with your coach, can do wonders for keeping you on track with your commitment.
Join the Contest by Registering
A particular event to prepare for, such as a local Crossfit competition, triathlon, or running race, helps instill personal drive and maybe even some healthy fear to ensure you get your butt in the gym!
Use Kindness and Compassion for Oneself
Some individuals stop because they become fed up with beating themselves up if they have to skip a day. We want to see you in the gym every week, but if you feel like you need a day or week off, please don’t feel bad about taking it. Sometimes people give up too quickly. Drop it.