Okay, this post may be a little bit of a rant…
I’ve been working in gyms and with clients for around 15 years now. Needless to say, I’ve seen a ton of people working out and putting in efforts to change their bodies.
I say kinda because I think there is a difference between working out and putting in the effort.
Let me explain.
You can see this in certain types of people:
The people who leave the gym looking just as good as when they came.
The people who constantly complain about their workout or how hard it is.
The people who stop with 10 seconds left in their circuit and start drinking water.
The people who leave their water bottle at home so they have to walk to the water fountain every couple of minutes.
The people take 15 seconds to transition between every 30 second station of a workout.
If you identify with any of these, please read on 😛
I would say that all of those people are working out. They’re at the gym, they’re doing something and they can even take a selfie to put on Instagram and prove it. haha
However, I wouldn’t say that they are putting in the effort.
They’ve got step 1 down and show up, which is important, but they’re lacking on step 2. Step 2 is putting in the effort to make it worth it.
To show up at the gym and just go through the motions isn’t going to get you results. I see too many of these people first complaining about their workout and then complain about their lack of results.
Unless you’re a body builder; if you rest for most of your workout, don’t own a water bottle or suffer your way through every workout then I have very simple advice for you:
Seriously, you’ll enjoy life much more and there’s nothing wrong with enjoying life. Just don’t complain about your lack of fitness or that you have a body you don’t desire.
However, if you don’t like that advice then you might be ready for the tough love asvice:
It’s time to step your game up!
Stop complaining, suck it up, bring a water bottle and finish your workout as strong as possible. Just like you always get the last few drops put of your wine bottle, empty your own tank in every workout.
If you’re gonna do it, do it! If you show up, give it 100% and be proud of your efforts.
So if you’re not seeing the results you want, it’s time to step up your game.
If you feel you are giving it your 100% every time and you’re still not seeing results, message me because you’re in a whole different category! (this article doesn’t apply to you)