When you get used to hitting the gym daily, it becomes part of your routine, you get used to running and lifting weight. You get used to showing up to your favorite group fitness class. Once this becomes part of your routine, it becomes easier to keep yourself invested. And as you start seeing results and start feeling better you start to want to go. That is a big step in fitness — when you go from forcing yourself to go, to wanting to go. And that is something you shouldn’t give up on. You will skip one day, that one day will not make you feel guilty. Suddenly, you have skipped an entire week and again, you may not feel guilty. But soon, a month goes by. Then two. Now trying hitting the gym again. The motivation is gone.
Once you have spent time away from the gym, even just a week, getting back into the routine and getting back to that feeling of wanting to go is much more difficult. Trust us when we say this, all of us have been there before and we want to help you avoid that drawback. It can be so simple to work out every day once you get into the routine of it, but getting back into it once you stop for a while is hard. Do you remember the first time you started working out after a long break? It was easy to make up an excuse and ditch the workout, but you didn’t and now you are here! Don’t go back to that point.
We know that keeping up motivation throughout the entire year is difficult. In the rest of this blog, we are going to give you tips to help keep you motivated and help you get to the gym. In a previous blog, we gave additional tips for staying motivated, these are going to be different. We hope you take our advice and stick with it, we know you won’t regret it if you do. Remember, you only regret the workout you skip.