Hello everyone! I know it’s been a long time since I have blogged which is good news for two reasons; first Ashmeade Fitness has grown and I have been very busy with its new ventures and my wonderful clients and have been spending my downtime with my wonderful family. Secondly, my wife has taken over the blogging and I feel she has done a great job connecting with you all. She has been able to share and express her feelings and her journey which I know has helped give faith and hope to some of you.
I usually am the one who writes factual blogs but today I am going to be like Tiffany and talk about my experience as well as give some motivation. I find, when I am training at the gym, other people like to watch and be a spectators. I use the gym as my personal battle ground, my weapons are the weights and my adversary is myself. I go to the gym to do one thing… KILL MYSELF! If I don’t hit failure at every exercise, I have failed. If I haven’t maxed out every machine in the gym, I have failed. If I don’t increase the weight I have lifted after every set.,, I HAVE FAILED! See the trend? I’m not trying to be conceded but I find that unfortunately most people don’t give 100% in the gym, in fact I see some people use the gym as social hour or time to catch up on their favourite TV show.
You need to do the same (or at least your own personal best). Your biggest fan, motivator, encourager and coach needs to be you! This is hard because we don’t like pain and we usually stop when it hurts. This is one of the main reasons why having a training partner or better yet a personal trainer helps so much. We, as trainers, push you past the pain and make sure we get those last few reps that actually get the muscle to grow and show you that you are stronger.
The problem is that with everyone’s lifestyle it’s sometimes hard to have someone with you every time you are at the gym. So it’s time to look in the mirror and push yourself to the max and past it. Over time you will learn to love the pain and love the results of your hard work. One of my clients mentioned that he can see why people get addicted to the gym and Tiff loves the fact that she can now train just as hard on her own while bragging to me about her amazing workouts and new personal bests.
So I tell you, when you are at the gym imagine everyone has their eyes on you, watching your every move. Pretend that you have a coach or training partner yelling at you for one more rep, as this is the only way to get the most out of every training session. Not everyone likes the gym and certainly not everyone loves pain, but everyone loves results and that’s what we all want. So if you want the results, then you must do the work.
You know what “they” say…”You can’t get made at the results you didn’t achieve because of the work you didn’t do.”
God Bless Daniel
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Dan has been a personal trainer since 2008.