Last week, we shared a few ideas on how to overcome common gym obstacles, like:
1. You’ve hit a plateau.
2. You feel intimidated to try something new or different.
3. You’re just not feeling that motivated to work out.
In this post, we’ve got some more suggestions on conquering a few more common gym obstacles:
4. You’re afraid you’ll fail.
Fear of failure is an obstacle in the gym as well as in other areas of life. At the gym, it can be tough to try something when you’re not 100% sure you’ll succeed. All the “what if” questions start creeping into your mind:
What if I have to drop the barbell?
What if someone sees me mess up?
What if I get hurt?
What if “________”?
When you start hearing those what-if questions in your head, try to see failure as a good thing. By attempting something you’ve never done before, you’re opening up new opportunities to grow and improve.
5. You’re dealing with an injury.
Dealing with an injury can be a frustrating experience. That’s why it’s important to accept where you are, how you’re feeling, and focus on what you can still do at the gym. Rather than fixating on all the things you can’t do, shift your training to new goals.
Having something new or different to work toward while you’re healing maintains a sense of purpose and progress. And even feeling a small sense of accomplishment can help you keep a positive attitude.
6. You’ve gotten too busy to get to the gym.
Finding the time to work out is one of the most common obstacles we all face. So how can you find the time when your schedule is already packed? Planning and prioritizing.
Try creating a schedule a few weeks in advance. Plan out the days and times that you’ll work out. Include other important events, appointments, and commitments in your plan to visualize each week. Once you have your plan, make your workouts a priority. When something comes up, stick to your plan. Make your workouts important enough not to skip them.
To learn more about the programs and classes we’re currently offering at Cannon Fitness and Performance in Houston, contact us today.