I Didn’t Go to the Gym

Thursday morning I didn’t go to the gym before work like I usually do, and I felt HORRIBLE! All I wanted to do was sleep a little bit more. And you know what, it wasn’t even worth the extra hour because it wasn’t even good sleep. It’s not even that I felt guilty for not going, I literally felt sluggish and just bad. My day didn’t start out the same as it usually does when I go before work.

I realized that the days you don’t “feel” like going to the gym to workout or for a run are the days you need it the most. I can guarantee that if you moan and groan and drag your feet out of bed you will feel absolutely victorious after. And I will tell you why:

  1. Everyone else is still in bed and you just ran five miles or squat 140lbs, who wouldn’t feel victorious after that?
  2. You overcame the mental block that kept telling you to get back into your warm comfortable bed.
  3. You are one step closer to reaching your fitness goals. One step more than if you had stayed in bed for that “extra sleep”. Pfft, please. No such thing as extra sleep, who you kidding?

And those are only three reasons out of many that I can continue with but we will leave it at those for now. If your normal routine is to go before work, GO. If your routine is to go after work, GO. Stick to your routine. Once you fall out of it, the dangerous excuse begins surface: “I’ll go tomorrow, one day won’t hurt.” There is some truth to this. Yes one day may not hurt but what if it continues? One day becomes two days and eventually becomes two weeks. Then you’ll wake up cursing up a storm because you haven’t been to the gym in months. Don’t let that one excuse ruin the goals you have for yourself.

Be the best you can be. Strive to be the best of your own self.

Thanks for reading my fitness friends. Keep lifting, running, punching, jumping, and kicking to surpass the goals you have set for yourself.




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