by Andrew Ginsburg
When you walk into a room that is heavily mirrored, has loud music playing, and scantily clad women everywhere, you are either in a strip club, casino, or a gym. If it happens to be the latter, the reason you are there is to look and feel better. And if it’s the former, the reason you are there is to look and feel better. Either way, we often leave discouraged.
Focus on Results
At the gym, results are all that matter. Results are what you are looking for and if you hire a trainer, results are what you are paying for. In this “Give it to me now” culture of text messages, DVR and cars that park themselves, we often get down on ourselves when we don’t see immediate results. A woman will say “I’m doing my cardio, eating broccoli and only having 4 drinks drinks a week. Why haven’t I lost more weight? What the hell is going on here?” Then she’ll fire her trainer, eat a cheeseburger and deep fry her soul.
When it comes to getting results – at the gym or in any part of your life – you have to remember that the pyramids were not built in a day, but the sweat dripped by the second. The gym is a place to look inward and focus on you. The problem we face isn’t with our lack of motivation at the gym, but with all the fit bodies in motion surrounding us while we’re there, that we are forced to compare ourselves with. For women, that means the hot blonde with the perfect ass. For men, that means the hot blonde with the perfect ass.