I get the question sometimes, "Brett how do you stay motivated to workout." First I let people know that it isn't just a motivation to get into the gym and workout. It's a decision I make every single day where I either get better or lose progress to what my goal is.
My motivation is completely different than the next person and that's the beauty of the strength culture. What I am working to accomplish by working out isn't just to look more attractive or have bigger muscles than the other guys around me. It's to put myself through hardships, blood, sweat, and tears that eventually correlates into making me a better man.
Gretchen Reynolds from the New York Times performed a study of 500,000 people that ranged from adolescents to senior citizens. During this study it was found that "Every one of the observational studies showed a beneficial relationship between being physically active and being happy." With mental health becoming a leading concern all around the nation I ask one question. Why wouldn't you take 30-45 minutes out of your day at least 3-4 times a week to be happier?
People give me the answer "Well I don't know what im doing in the gym." most of the time when I ask that question. Which is an extremely valid answer, as I have been fortunate to be around some of the best minds in the industry and have been taught so much about how to perform the movements during my workouts.
With that being said, that is no excuse to get up and get after it in the gym. Limitless information on programming, movements, and working out in general are all over the internet with a simple google search. Do your homework and learn how to correctly perform workouts.
Think about it this way, in order for a farmer to grow a vegetable what must he do? First he has to plant a seed. The foundation for what is to come from the crop. Second he must give the seed sunlight and water. Consistent action, nurturing the seed to grow, without both, the crop will wilt away. Third and finally he must harvest the crop. At this point the vegetable is ready to be uprooted and the farmer is rewarded with food.
This analogy is so much like what it takes to get in the gym. Without a foundation, consistent action and care for your body, there will be no reward for your actions. Only digression and a cracking foundation for your health. So today I challenge you to get up, and do your research if you don't know where to start. Build the foundation for what is to come, and I can guarantee if you continue to work at it you will be rewarded with something no one can give you, that being a healthy life.
Today make the decision to get healthier, to be happier, to be more productive and to better your overall well-being. Please if you have any questions about working out or general questions about the industry feel free to shoot me a message and I would be happy to help you.