Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Why You Should Start Going to the Gym.

If you have been reading this blog for a while you know I am into personal development in many areas of life, fitness being my main focus of personal development.  I haven't made a post yet for those of you that are new to the blog or haven't yet joined a gym.  Believe me I know it might seem intimidating or even too hard to join a gym.  You could be 25, 50, 100, or even 200 pounds overweight or super thin and think that people will judge you if you go into the gym.  That is the exact opposite, everyone is there for their own self and most likely too focused on how they look, not how you look. 
Why you should start going to the gymBenefit #1 of joining a gym: It improves confidence.
Over the last year and a half I have been working on confidence.  I have come a long way since then, but still have to improve.  But what I can say was a big influence was going into the gym.  As you do things to improve yourself and see yourself doing those things you will start to become more confident within yourself.  This is what is true for me, and when I do an amazing workout it proves to myself I am growing which boosts my confidence, not to mention you see yourself grow or see yourself lose fat.  This growing within is so powerful, because you see parts of you that you never thought were possible before!
Benefit #2 of joining a gym: You will love the process of improvement.
Improvement isn't always about what you see and what you get, its also about the process of improving.  If you were handed big muscles from birth would you cherish it?  Probably not, but if you take time every day to build yourself up how much more does that muscle mean to you?  And this doesn't just have to do with muscle, also with money or objects, but in this blog lets just talk about it dealing with your body.  At first it may sound cool, "I can have the body I want without trying, AWESOME!", but in reality we aren't given a body like that and that's a good thing!  There have been stories of people who got into fitness and their whole lives changed, and that's what I want for you as well.  I can tell you from my experience that the journey and process are what makes going to the gym fun, and sparks new things in my life.  For me I am able to see a new side of my body that I thought I would never see, which in turn helps me look inward to see parts of my mind I didn't see before either.  The process no matter where you start is amazing because in even as short as one month you can look back on yourself and see how far you have come, and how much you can achieve.  Bottom line, fall in love with the process!
Benefit #3 of joining a gym: You can start a journey further than just fitness.
As I briefly talked about in the last section you will see ways to improve in other areas of life as well.  From my experience alone I can tell you a couple ways it helped me in other areas of life.  Before I started going to the gym and eating better I didn't care much for my body, I didn't hate it but didn't like it.  But once I started getting into fitness I became more confident with who I was, working on what I can change and improve and accepting the things I cant change.  I used to deal with confidence problems all the time, always slouched over and looking down.  But since I started going to the gym I notice I find myself becoming more and more confident each day.  I feel this is because I am doing things I never thought possible which brings me to the next point, how it got me into yoga, meditation, and starting a Youtube channel.  These are all things I never thought I could do.  Overall I may not be the best at any of them, but what going to the gym and working out helped me to realize is to accept where I am and improve from there.
Closing thoughts.
If you are just starting your journey and are like I used to be I hope this motivated you to get into the gym and improve yourself.  I know how hard it can be feeling having little confidence and not feeling like you can achieve big, but this is all a step everyone must face, we are all beginners at something, but the way to becoming a master is to take that first step, no matter where you are.  The big takeaways if you need to start or have just started are you will have more confidence and love your body, enjoying and embracing the process make the journey fun and worth doing, and that it empowers you to start improving in other areas of life as well.

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