So the plan is to hit the gym as soon as it opens on the 12th April (God willing). Its the same plan many men have but you’re different, you have a strategy or you will after reading this post to the end.
It can be daunting going to the gym at any time and especially while people are suffering from this virus but the reality is that when we look after our health our bodies will endure the tests, trials and illnesses of life better than one that doesn’t exercise or maintain a balanced diet. Many people won’t reach their fitness goals because of the atmosphere of their local gym or not wanting to be seen jogging through their local area. There are options in whatever case; you can workout at home and I really do believe home workouts are a great way to train for the average man with general health goals. If your plan is to be a 100m sprinter or bodybuilder then obviously you’ll need specialist equipment not found at home.
The struggle and striving to reach your goal needs to be your focus and not the end result of being such-and-such a weight, enjoy the journey to good health. Focus on the day you’re living, that lift and that run you are doing at that specific time. Focus on what your doing and the positive change your body is going through as you workout.
Learning to love the struggle sounds like something for the athletes but if you get accustomed to looking at the journey day by day, with time, you’ll likely find a new passion in exercise that is benefiting to you and those around you.
That feeling of apprehension is the same for most people before they start/resume their fitness journey. Some gym’s have a ‘culture’ you don’t like so it’s important to join a gym you feel comfortable training in but remember why you’re working out!
A good way to reach your goals is to find a family member or friend that has the same goals as you. Working with them and encouraging one another is a fast way to secure consistency and also brings hearts together, building bonds hard to break.
Keeping a journal of the exercises you do, how hard or easy you found the session and your mood before and after your session are good tools you can use that will always be on call for you to read through on those hard days when you lack motivation.
Don’t give up on better health, fitness or exercise. Today, if you go online you wouldn’t find it hard to find stories of over-weight or obese men that have battled ill health and turned their lives around, it takes determination of self as well as assistance from others but the hard work is all you. You can do it!If you would like for Abu Hafs Hanif to help you reach your health and fitness goals [Message Me].