Recently, I was coaching someone who wanted to get back into the habit of going to the gym because she now started to feel “slovenly.”
She wanted to feel better mentally and physically.
And it’s no secret that regular exercise can do that for you.
In her case, she fell out of the habit of going to the gym for a variety of reasons.
Besides staying away to stay safe from COVID, another big sticking point was that the gym, once close to her home, now moved 20 minutes away.
In her mind, going to the gym now became “too big of a chunk out of my day.”
What are the obstacles for you to head back to the gym (or getting back to exercising)?
Let me walk you through some of the questions, that we explored, that you can ask yourself and get moving.
Ask and honestly answer:
- Why do you want to go to the gym or exercise? Come up with some meaningful reasons. Do you like your reasons?
- Explore all the thoughts around why you think you “can’t” go now? Are they true?
- What other thoughts and ways to exercise are available to you?
Look at your calendar and figure out exactly when it would work for you and have a plan B of when to go.
What will it cost you if you don’t go to the gym or exercise?
Make the decision . . . and honor it.
By the end of our coaching, there was a new mindset about the travel time to the gym and while exercising, times and days selected that would work for her, including a plan B.
Most importantly there was a new determination to get back to feeling better about herself.
If you want some help and ongoing support to have meaningful exercise in your life, feel free to reach out for a complimentary session to explore your situation and how I can get you feeling better.