JScranton saidHey guys,
At. the gym today and there were a lot of young fit guys there. They were wearing tee shirts with the arms and sides cut off so you can see all of their chest and stomachs and see how ripped they were. I was jealous but also it made me want to just give up. I didn't, I did my 5 miles not he elliptical, but it just made me feel like I can never get there. I know I will never look like them, but I feel like there is a monumental road ahead and just easy to get down.
Lots of good advice here. Here's some things that help me:
1. Some of those hot guys weren't always ripped. They worked. And they're still in the gym, working. So you have to work. Any great body you see has consistent effort installed into its regimen.
2. Some of those hot guys ARE inspired by YOU. I know what it's taken me to get into the gym, I get demotivation, just wanting to give up...so when I see somebody who has a different journey than mine putting in work, it's great to see. I always get a surge of inspiration. If you feel intimidation, notice it, and notice you can replace that thought with another one that's more self promoting. Then you'll feel better. The you'll work better.
3.If you're focused on how you feel about these guys, you're not focused on your body. To get ANNNYWHERE you gotta learn that if you're unhealthy, a lot of your body is on mute. You have to learn it. Tune in. Turn your focus inward. Mine was always outward, and to me, my body looked like it. Now I finally focus on my unique needs, and I've made more progress this year than I have in the 10+ years I've been pumping iron.
4. Fuck the five miles. I'd say. Swim. Do something difficult, something that takes coordination, and provides resistance enough that your muscles gague and adapt but aren't overloaded.
5. Stay out the mirror. Or if you can't, don't judge yourself based on appearances, but on an increased aptitude for the movements you are training.
6. Put in positivity. I used to listen to motivational talks set to music when I needed to hear the things I could tell myself just yet. Ted talks are great too.
7. Research EVERYTHING. Now I'm getting maybe carried away and off topic but fuck it. Health, body, obesity, stay away from men's magazines and supplements. Streamline your diet, research how when what to eat, be honestly with yourself about ALLL the shit you may need to give up for a decent while..few years..which is what it will take. Might sound long, but think about how fast time goes by when you ain't doing shit. Do something you'll be proud of, and do it because you're learning to love you, not just for beauty for beauty's sake. And fuck ANYBODY who will judge you for working on being a better you. They're literally an idiot.