Do you workout because you want to or because you have to?
This is an important question to consider because it can make a huge difference in your outcome.
In my experience I’ve seen a lot of people working out because they have to. They come to my gym or contact me online to start a workout program because it’s something that needs to be done. Either they are fed up with how they feel or look, or worst case scenario there’s been a health scare and their doctor basically demands it. In both cases they are doing it because they no longer want to be in their current position.
They’re doing it because they have to and in a way, it’s not really their choice.
This option does work for a while because anger, frustration, and fear are all great motivators. We’re angry at our bad habits or poor condition so it’s time to change. We’re scared of the health risks so it’s time to change. Our current situation has to be different, so we HAVE to change.
Not having enough time is one of the best excuses to not workout.
Not having enough energy follows closely behind.
I get it. You’re busy.
You work all day, you have other things to do, you need to take care of the kids, etc, etc, etc. By the time you get home all you want to do is collapse on the couch. Who can even think about a workout!
Your energy is used up on the rest of your life, so there’s none left for a workout.