What happens when you miss a couple of workouts… and then another couple… and another couple?
Well, apart from the obvious downturn in strength and fitness gains, a peculiar mindset takes over. At first you play the game of telling yourself it’s only one session you’ve missed, your reason is valid. And it probably is. But the next missed session might be because of lame excuses, and the next and the next! Before you know it the lazy person takes over, closely followed by frustration until finally you start thinking, “What’s the point? I can never stick with exercise!”
Sound familiar? Are you wondering how I knew that? Guess what? You’re not the only one! In fact, the majority of people get stuck in this same pattern, finding themselves exactly at this point.
So what should you do when you find yourself here?
Remind yourself of why you joined the gym in the first place. What were your goals back then? Why do you think you’ve lost the motivation to reach those goals? Trying to achieve a goal on your own can be daunting and sometimes we can get overwhelmed. If you’re at that place, a personal trainer could be the solution. They’re right there to keep you accountable and to keep you on track towards your goals so you don’t lose motivation. It can be easy to let yourself down, but would you really let down your trainer by not turning up for a session? Didn’t think so!
Geelong’s Gym have a wonderful team of experienced personal trainers who can help you get past your exercise rut and power you towards your goals. Check out our Trainers page or call by Reception for more information.