Take a moment and answer some of these questions.
- Why do you workout? Do you love the sport you play? Is it the only time that you get to catch up with your best friend? Is it to live a better life?
- If someone told you that working out has been scientifically proven not to make you lose weight or gain muscle, would you still do it?
- How does working out make you feel? Like you got run over by a bus (either in a good or a bad way), or like you’re on a ‘high‘ that nobody can bring you down from ?
(A conversation that I had after work this morning sparked these thoughts in my head).
I then had to question myself, “Why do I workout!?” (Not that I don’t know the answers – but it had been a while since a thought like this crossed my mind)
The gym that I work at is predominately a Muay Thai Training Facility. The owner wants everyone walking in that door to become a champion. Whether they’re old or young, fit or obese, a CEO or a retail store employee – they will become champions. So, there you have it – people walking through the door, no matter who they are, are there to become champions in their own life – inside and outside of training. That’s the kind of INTENT that keeps them coming back day after day after day. After talking to him about this, I too now want to become a champion!
Besides the spelling error in this quote, I like it.
Bringing more intent to my workouts will help me focus on why I’m really there – and why I devote so much time to all things fitness. I already know that I love it, but there are many many other reasons to keep me coming back to spinning, running, group fitness classes, outdoor activity, etc.
Finding those reasons and reminding yourself why right before a workout will keep you on track and keep you coming back for more by knowing that there’s purpose in your routine.