Yesterday in class my new weight lifting instructor gave us two phrases of advice.
First: It takes hard work to look pretty.
Second: Our workout will be easier if we reduce our weight.
He was brutal but he seem to really care about us. This guy has a real passion for exercising and getting the job done.
He did something I have never seen before. He called all the folks up to the front that was hoping to gain weight. Yes! gain weight. I was surprise to see how many people walked up front. He told them that their workout will be different. He gathered them and started them out on their road to gaining weight. I noticed a few nervous and fearful faces. But after a few moments that all changed and the class turned out to be a lot of fun for us all. It was interesting to see all the different exercises for folks trying to gain weight.
I thought about these folks after class and realized we are all at the gym for different reasons. Some are there to bulk up, reduce weight, gain agility, build strength, improve stamina, fit in that new dress or just find a place to relax. We all have a reason for working out.
After class I felt inspired and motivated not to forget my reasons for working out. This is something I must think about everyday and plan for it every week. My reason is very clear - reduce the fat on my waist, legs, and arms. If I don't think about my purpose the old habits will return and I will gain the weight back. I can not go back!
My questions of the day: What is your real reason for working out/going to the gym?
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