You shouldn’t have so much anxiety about “working out”… all that anxiety is preventing you taking action on what really matters… Stop talking about what you should be doing and get to work.
Life is a lot simpler when you realize this – There is no set way to work out. That’s why there are so many programs out there people are getting results with, so find the one that works for you…
Stop giving attention to the small things that don’t really matter and start giving your attention to the things that really do…
You didn’t get your meals in
You didn’t get enough sleep
You didn’t take your supplements
You are 1/2 a chicken breast short for the day
You didn’t… whatever
The anxiety you’ve created has detracted from anything you could’ve possibly gained from the action of actually doing the activity. I’ve said before how unimportant things like even having a gym membership are – because you can get started with just you! That’s the beauty of calisthenics training
Trade in your 20 minute abs program for some fundamentals
Every champion understands one thing… The most powerful tool you will EVER have to be successful in anything you attempt or do in life – is your mind.
It doesn’t matter if you missed that meal, didn’t sleep last night, are still sore from yesterday, aren’t feeling it today, you have a headache… it’s all excuses to prevent yourself from doing what needs to be done.
I have a lady who trains with me that will take her kettlebell to work if she misses a workout and work on swings, squats, presses between patients! Because she is committed to this thing she has started and isn’t so concerned with “I didn’t make it to the gym” or whatever other of the million excuses she could use to do nothing all day.
In the end it comes down to a commitment to the activity, not the grand scheme or end goal, but to just stay consistent in your endeavor to be stronger, more fit, healthier, whatever your goal may be. If you don’t think you have time, money, knowledge – go talk to people who have succeeded where you are trying and see how much time they have or how much money they had to invest when they stared or if they knew as much then as they do now. In most cases they stared in the same place you did, we all did to some point… most of the time you find out they actually started with less!
Here’s ALL you need to do for working out or training
(whatever you want to call it)
- MOVE – Squat, push, pull, hinge, carry
- Be Mobile(increase movement)
- Gain the ability to Move Yourself(not always heavy stuff)
- Eat Real Food
- Learn to Breathe (properly)
Forget all the external conditions and input from people who don’t really know… they’ll tell you “you need this supplement” or “this is the workout you need”. Most of these guys/gals wouldn’t even use their own programs/advice for themselves, so why would you use what they’re selling? Personally, I jump in and work out with my clients on a regular basis(or do the workout earlier/later) just ask anyone who trains here – I practice what I preach, not just ask them to do something I’m not willing to.
When it comes down to it, think Nike – JUST DO IT. Stick with what you know first and expand. You can accomplish anything you put your mind to, so make sure whatever you do increase your knowledge. Think about weather it sounds too good to be true(because if it sounds too good to be true, it usually is…) and use reliable resources. If it doesn’t make sense to you DON’T DO IT until you find someone who can explain it to you in a clear and concise way, if nobody can… then it’s definitely not a good idea.
Be Smart, Keep It Simple, Stay Strong
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