It’s Not the Gym…

It’s Not the Gym….

… that puts in the hard work

What does that mean??  Well, basically exactly what it says.  There are gyms and fitness centers out there with reputations for being “badass” or “where everyone is in great shape.”  Then there are places known for a laid back environment or maybe an “easier” workout.  Regardless of the reputation, and even more, regardless of the type of workout, the gym doesn’t do the work for you.  As trainers, we can only do so much.  We yell at you.  Tell you what to do.  Motivate you.  Give you the equipment to use.  Give you the instructions to follow.  BUT, at the end of the day, YOU are the one who is putting in the effort.  YOU are the one who has sweat all those hours.  YOU are the one who has pushed yourself day in and day out.  It’s Not the Gym.  It’s YOU.

So what’s my point with this…  I want you to take a second and give yourself a pat on the back.  All to often I see people getting down on themselves for a bad day or week, or maybe even think that they aren’t in “good enough shape” to go to a specific gym to workout.  Well, I’m sorry but you’re wrong.  So take a second and actually appreciate all the hard work that you have put in.  It hasn’t been easy.  But you know what??  You’ve done it.  Nobody but YOU has been in control of that.  Are you where you want to be??  Have you reached your ultimate goal yet??  Maybe so.  Maybe not.  Either way, if you’ve worked your ass off along the way, you have nothing to be ashamed of.  So next time you’re down on yourself or think you’re not good enough, or just having a bad day, remember….. It’s Not the Gym.  It’s You.

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