In my introduction, I mentioned that these days when I go to the gym I feel like I’m flying. That comes from confidence — Confidence with a capital C! True confidence only comes after achieving success at something and achieving success requires practice and repetitive action. Meaning anybody can achieve it — in time. But confidence isn’t necessary at the gym. Patience and having a strong desire and compelling reason to hit the gym represent the drivers for your initial success. Patience is crucial when it comes to getting in shape. It takes time. A “strong reason” to commit to the gym provides the proverbial “UMPH!” to keep going back time and again.
Time – an important concept when it comes to the gym! Over time, the body and mind become accustomed to repetition. In fact, there is a part of our brains especially designed for repetition.
Can you believe that?
Repetition can represent a useful tool when it comes to setting up a great routine, but you have to take care not to allow your mind to play games with you. For instance, if you missed out on a Sunday workout for time with your friends at the beach, then don’t beat yourself up over it. Perfectionism kills progression. Make a mistake…it’s normal. Just watch out for the three month red flag.
Three-month red flag? What is that?
When you’ve hit the gym for 3 months, you’ll begin to feel great. It’ll make you so excited, you’ll want to tell everyone about it. The harder you work, the more you accomplish and the louder you shout your success. Then around the two to three month mark something happens… you lose your motivation. You may no longer feel happy with the results. Your workout becomes boring.
The three-month mark happened. This is when 70% of people quit and an additional 20% will quit in the following 30 days. Why does this happen? I wish I could tell you, but I am as Lost as Harold Perrineau (he did find his way back to the US to help rock his favorite RockScar Love shirt, but I digress). Maybe it’s that evil inclination within us, trying to distract us right before we hit our goal? Because those who stick it out and pass the infamous three month red flag are more likely to reach their goals and make it to achieve personal success.
So, what is your reason for hitting the gym?
Write down your powerful and emotional reason for hitting the gym on a 3×5 card and tape it to your bathroom mirror
MY REASON FOR HITTING THE GYM IS ________________________________!
Awesome! Now let’s take the next step together in two weeks, see you then…
The sexy Amir is a single guy looking for a new Jewish girl in LA. He decided to pick up blogging with RockScar Love as a way to share a little bit about himself. Amir lives on the sunny west coast where he pursues his passions of acting, playing guitar, and health and fitness (to keep that awesome bod in shape). Amir comes to us through Victoria Dadi, one of our other favorite bloggers, and he’ll share his fitness tips about taking care of your body. Heck, he might just share a story or two about his experiences as a northeastern guy surviving the single scene in Hollywood. You can find out more about Amir through his IMDB site.