I like a large number of mortals. This month, you have decided to get in shape by moving your body in the gym. You are on the right path. Fitness, rotating, body pump, step, Crossfit, body attack, aquagym, boxing, at your leisure on the machines. There are endless possibilities to work and tone up. But we will confess a secret: this initial motivation for the gym can decline over time if you do not find an incentive that makes you take a liking to it. Don’t panic! We have compiled the five most frequent excuses that can make you lose motivation to go to the gym to knock them down and make you see that you can overcome them.
1. I Don’t Have Time
Perhaps this is the quintessential excuse: lack of time. We use it for several things: to read, to meet up with friends, to cook, to take care of ourselves… Enough! We have time for what we want to do: it’s a matter of priority, and not forget that going to the gym and playing sports are highly beneficial for both the body and the mind.
Also. Aware of this, gyms are usually open for a large part of the day (from 06:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.) to find the best time for you.
What can only be one day? Well, one day. This is easily solved by setting yourself a routine and reserving a few specific days on the calendar. Do not get overwhelmed by the frequency, but meet the set day. And you will see how little by little the bug will bite you and end up going more days. So… this one is of no use to us!
2. In The Gym I Get Bored
Really? With the wide variation of free or directed actions that you can do? Many things. You can go to your ball, do strong and moderate sports, give it you are all in spinning, release stress in body combat. Dance in Zumba, relax in the sauna, or do a few lengths in the pool purest Mireia Belmonte style, among others.
And with the people, you can meet? Look at the information panels at the entrance. There are often posters of persons from the gym, small groups that form from which true friendships emerge (or who knows, sometimes love can also arise!).
If we have not achieved enough motivation that you need not get bored in the gym, we propose one that you will love: you have several playlists on Spotify to do your exercises listening to music, and it will be much more fun. Find your own or make it yourself to your liking!
3. Tomorrow, yes, yes
However, We commend that you follow our motto: today, yes, and tomorrow. As the saying goes: don’t leave for tomorrow what you can do today. Be genuine: tomorrow, you will promise yourself the same thing, you will break it again, and you will enter a loop that is difficult to get out of. Do not fail yourself. Take benefit of the day, and you will see how you will feel satisfied to have managed to move from the sofa and give your body rhythm when you finish.
The good idea is to meet someone to go to the gym: your roommate, your sister, your best friend… it doesn’t matter. Don’t make excuses to that person because she will see you right away and find another partner in fatigue! The important thing is that you also gain a commitment with another person since that one is more difficult to break.
4. I Don’t have the Right Outfit
Let’s see… we all like to look divine in any situation, but be disappointed: you will sweat and burn calories in the gym. And everyone is in a parallel boat. So don’t worry about being red as a beet from exertion or Miss Wet T-Shirt.
Put the glamor aside momentarily for later and get practical: comfortable, breathable clothing and sneakers. Equip yourself with a basic kit of earphones if you want to listen to music, a water bottle (essential to stay hydrated). A towel to dry the sweat, and… go for it!
5. I’m Lazy To Wash My Hair Every Day
Surely you have heard many motivating phrases to go to the gym. But none of them responds to the real stick that gives us having to wash our hair after an exercise session.
For this, we do have the standard key: dry shampoo! It is a shampoo that does not require necessary water and that, with a few modest sprays on your hair. Gives you a vast sensation of cleanliness and movement rapidly.
However, Many women in the gym put their hair up in a high ponytail. So after their exercise session, they only have to apply it to the roots and, in a moment of nothing, they are ready to continue with their plans.