First of all, i would like to congratulate all the people who took the difficult decision of entering the gym, for a lot it’s very difficult since it’s going to be a dedication to something they don’t really like. As for the ones who are still hesitant, hopefully the following will help you make your decision…
No one likes to do the same thing day in day out, you need a motivation to go on, or better yet, you need to know why you are doing it and setting goals for yourself to go through it. Now ask yourself this, do i need to go to the gym? If you want to tone your body, lose pounds, gain muscle, feel healthy, socialize… then absolutely yes! The gym is a place for people to get in a better shape, meet new people, relieve stress and simply hang out, in addition to so many other reasons.
Now that you decided to go to the gym, you need to set goals for yourself. Let’s say you are overweight and want to lose 10 kgs, you need to remember one very important thing “Rome was not built in a day, and neither was your body”. You cannot expect to lose these 10 kgs miraculously (of course in a natural and healthy way) after one month. Smaller goals will help you stay focused and motivated to achieve your biggest target. For this case, put a target for yourself to lose 2kgs/month for example. after every month weigh yourself in and check your progress. Regardless whether you achieved your goal or not, you’ll feel motivated to either work harder for the next month, or be glad that you achieved your goal and keep up the momentum for the upcoming months.
Most important thing is to couple your gym workout with a healthy diet. I advise to consult a dietitian who will calculate ur BMI, fat % and many other factors to give you a diet to compliment your gym workout.
Finally remember, everything in life is a work in progress, you cannot set a big goal and expect yourself to achieve it in a short amount of time, you need to tackle it one step at a time, build a momentum and achieve the ultimate desired goal after all angles are addressed.