26th March 2016

Motivation to ‘Gym’

picjumbo.com_IMG_7214I was a very sporty child, I loved playing football, basketball and gymnastics and even won a few karate competitions. I almost had something going on every night of the week, but I feel like most children go through that phase, where you don’t care what anyone thinks and just do what makes you happy. But then you want to start spending more time with your friends, boys come along and education starts getting serious so all the stuff that used to be fun fizzles out.

Fast forward to over 10 years later when I left sixth form I was COMPLETELY unhappy with how I looked and how I felt, since then it has been a battle trying to get into a fitness routine that will eventually change my lifestyle.

Now I’ve been ‘gyming’ for a good few months, I don’t feel there is a major difference to how I look but I feel like a completely happier person.

Ways to motivate yourself to get back to the gym:

  • Sign up for a class, there’s nothing more motivating than knowing you have to be at the gym at a certain time to join a group of people who are going to work their butts off with an instructor who is going to do their best to motivate you and make it fun.
  • Get some new gym gear, if your into looking good at the gym buy yourself some new trainers, brightly patterned leggings and a neon tshirt 
  • Find a gym friend, I’ve always been a massive gym loner but I’ve always just thought of it as ‘get there, do what I need to do, get home’ so I’ve never hung around to chat to anyone. Recently one of my friends has joined the same gym as me and we’ve started going together, we text each other to make sure one another are going to the gym and always have a good gossip and a laugh when we get there.
  • Try a Personal Trainer, I’ve only ever had one personal training session a couple of years ago as the gym I was at offered 1 free. I found it so useful, I still exercise in a similar format to what the PT showed me and I still do a couple of the exercises he showed me as well. Although I know they are quite expensive I think just even having 1 or 2 would be useful and build your confidence in the gym
  • Get yourself on Social Media, If anyone ever scrolls down my instagram feed its full of workout videos, bowls of overnight oats and selfies that make me want to live in the gym for the rest of my life. I think it’s important not to compare yourself to anything you see on social media but to use it as a motivation. I follow a lot of girls who do Kayla Itsines’ Bikini Body Guide.

Rhiannon x 

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