Do you actually like the exercise you do, or do you just do it because you want the body it’s supposed to give you?
I find that one of the biggest reasons people start exercising only to have their motivation drift off after a few weeks is because they’re exercising for the wrong reasons.
I was guilty of this for the longest time.
I started lifting weights at the age of 12, and I quickly saw how it would benefit me. Made me healthier? Probably, but that was the last thing on my mind at 12 years old.
Instead, it got me attention. It changed my body. People talked about me. I loved that.
Unfortunately, that identity and association with exercise stuck with me into my adult years. But as I got older and my body started changing, I was more prone to injuries and I couldn’t push the weights as hard as I wanted anymore.
I got less and less of that positive feedback. I was no longer winning strength competitions. I no longer had the “best” body.… Continue Reading