Just because something looks good on paper does not mean it is right for YOU. At least not right now.
How many times have you fallen into this trap:
New Years comes along and you set a New Years Resolution. You join a gym. You hit the elliptical for 30 minutes and rotate through a few machines. This is either what you have been told to do, or all you know how to do.
It’s boring, monotonous, and you dread every minute of it.
But you are motivated and inspired…for now. You have made a commitment…a resolution… and want to stick with it, no matter how brutal it is.
But that motivation and inspiration will, without a doubt, wear off. Without motivation and inspiration…why would you do something that you absolutely despise every single day?
You won’t. That’s why gyms all over the country, today on January 9th, are slammed with new clients that will not be there on March 1st.
Especially when starting out, you need to find something that you at least KIND OF enjoy (this doesn’t mean you will enjoy it every day, but at least the positives outweigh the negatives).
Even if you are someone who inherently does not like to exercise, I PROMISE there is still something out there for you.
Don’t worry if it’s not perfect.
So what if your friends are doing something else?
So what if the blog you read on the internet said something else is better for you?
Maybe it is. Maybe it isn’t. If you don’t want to do it, eventually you won’t. You will not be consistent. If you cannot be consistent, nothing else ultimately matters.
The question you need to answer as you start your new years resolution routine:
Is this something you can see yourself doing 3-4 days per week for the next 10 years?
If yes, give it a shot. I cannot guarantee your results…but I CAN tell you it is better than stopping and starting over, and over again.
Once you get into the habit of doing SOMETHING, then we can look to fine-tune some of the details.
Many of our members were in your position last year. They found a program, an environment, and people that made exercise enjoyable for them. They stuck with it…and so can you.
We don’t have it all figured out, but I am very confident in the program that we have put together at BOLT.
It’s a pretty darn good combination of doing things “the right way” and having fun while doing it.
If you can’t enjoy it, consistency will be a challenge.