First and foremost, I’m not a weightlifting junkie. I don’t go for personal records, bulk, and consume 150 grams of protein a day. I’ve always been an adrenaline junkie since my Track & Field days in high school and college; moreover, I love speed.
Since moving to the location I’m at about 3 years ago, I can’t help but notice a trend whereas I’ve fallen out of routines. Now, why has this been perpetual for so long? Well, the first gym, which was family owned, had maybe 12 pieces of machine. There was NOTHING I can do in there and it was rather boring after a few times going there. So, I found out after a restructuring of the massive shopping center where I work at….came a small gym that I liked much more than the extortionist – also known as Fitness First Thailand.
I’ve been working out there for about a year already, and just this past week I went there and it just wasn’t in me anymore. This is what happens when you don’t challenge yourself and look at different ways to improve your workout routine. Going there, doing the same exercises with the same equipment for a year has doomed my motivation of ever going there again.
After Spartan Thailand, I needed something to sustain my ability to workout heading into 2018 because without a race for the next four months – my fitness could take a serious hit. So, I decided to join a class at a gym called The Lab; and with a 30 minute workout, I realized this was the place I needed to be out. Surrounding yourself with people who have the same goals as you is CRITICAL to maintaining the motivation needed for your goals.
After that, I got a random message from someone at Virgin Active who was responding to an email that I sent somewhere between 2-6 months ago. The universe is always conspiring, and that random message didn’t come without intention. Therefore, with four classes a week and a new gym on the horizon, I’ve gotten my motivation back and I’m aiming for Melbourne or Angeles City for my next Spartan race in the dawn of the year new!
On my podcast I talk about how you can overcome the stagnation and lack of motivation.