We’ve all been there – going to the gym every day for weeks can seem exhausting and you can start to lose your motivation. It’s completely normal to have bad days at the gym and if you are just starting to add going to the gym into your daily life then the bad days could feel like they’re more than the good ones.
At Boston Athletic Club, we have found that adjusting your perspective can play a major role in how you look at your fitness routine. We have found that sometimes our members will join very excited about their new routine, then two weeks later, the motivation is gone and they gave up on their game plan altogether.
Our Perspective on Fitness
We like to walk into the club every day knowing that it isn’t always going to be easy. If it were that easy… it wouldn’t be called a WORK out. Start your fitness journey with the understanding that there will be good days and there will be bad days. Set SMART goals for yourself: Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-Bound. Put them somewhere you’ll see them every day and refer back to when you’re having a bad day. And here are our top three ways we like to keep a positive attitude towards fitness:
Focus on Body Positivity
Remember that nothing happens overnight and your results are no different. It’s not about hating who you are now or the body you have now. It’s about working towards the person you are proud of. We understand you may have cheat meals with friends or some extra dessert during the holidays and that is totally fine because you know you are working towards your goals.
Pause & Self-Evaluate
Be sure you stop and appreciate where you are today on your fitness journey. Each day that you commit to coming to the gym is a step in the right direction. Take the time to evaluate your progress: Can you honestly tell yourself that you are working towards your goals? Are you stronger than your last workout? Are you increasing your weight & pushing yourself? It’s not always about the number on the scale. It’s about giving it your best. Remind yourself what’s motivating you to be here.
Show Appreciation for Others
By acknowledging what others have accomplished you’ll feel more positive about what you’re doing. It can be as simple as “that was a great set” or “you got this” something simple but you are still acknowledging the good work others are doing.
If you want more information on Boston Athletic Club, our services, or joining the club you can come in for a tour, contact us on our website, or call us at 617-269-4300. We can’t wait to show you around and welcome you!