Why aren’t you going to the gym today? I ask that question to people all the time, even to myself. We come up with all the excuses in the world; I don’t have time, don’t have the energy, or don’t feel like it. There’s an almost infinite number of things we can tell ourselves not to go and do the extra work to better our health. We’re here to help you because we’ve been in your shoes before and sometimes find ourselves in them from time to time. We have the top reasons you avoid the gym and how to fix it. 

Top Reasons You Avoid the Gym and How to Fix it!

1.) You don’t enjoy exercising

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The sad reality is most people do not like exercising, who would want to exert themselves or feel tired at the end of a long day. I hated working out more than anything, but I can assure you that it becomes part of your routine after a while, and then you can’t go without it. What I enjoy about working out is the feeling of accomplishment.

 

2.) People Are Judging You

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The truth is, no one is paying any attention to you at the gym. Everyone is looking around the gym thinking the same thing you have been, “I hope that no one is staring at me.” It’s a typical response new gym-goers have, but it will subside in time. Eventually, you’ll start seeing the same people when you go, and they become acquaintances. You may never talk to these people ever, but the occasional head nod to acknowledge one another’s hard work and dedication can mean more than words.

 

3.) Too Stressed To Work Out

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Believe it or not, stress is one of the top reasons people say why they can’t work out. Physical exertion is a fantastic way to relieve stress; in fact, it can be almost meditative. During exercise, you focus the front part of your brain on the activity at hand, and you aren’t thinking about what Sharon said about you to Jennifer. Those TPS reports aren’t looming over your head during that intense cardio session. The gym is the one place where you can let it all go and focus on yourself at that moment.

 

4.) I Don’t See Any Changes

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“Rome wasn’t built in a day,” and neither is your dream body. Most of us have spent years eating unhealthy and living a reasonably sedentary life, and it’s going to take more than a couple of weeks to make a dent in that. Set small goals for yourself and attain them before jumping straight to 3% body fat.

 

5.) I Don’t Know How To Exercise

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The secret is, no one knows how to work out properly at first. The actions are inherently foreign to us as movements. With a little googling and help from www.balancekg.com, you can learn all you need to know. I use various free workout apps on my phone or see someone at the gym doing an exercise and ask them. People are almost always helpful at the gym, seriously ask them.

 

The hardest part about working out is getting yourself to the gym. Once you make it there, everything that comes after is easy. Whatever reason you can tell yourself to get there, do it. In the end, you’ll thank yourself for the positive life change you’re about to embark on and we at Balancekg can help!