I WON’T BE ABLE TO STICK TO MY PLAN
Sticking to a new exercise routine can seem like a daunting prospect at first, but it doesn’t take long for physical activity to become as much a part of your daily life as brushing your teeth or showering. To ensure you do stick to your plan, try penciling it into your day as you would any other activity, like a meeting or appointment. Researchers at the Society of Behavioral Medicine have even discovered that people who work out with a partner enjoy improved results from their exercise versus those who go it alone, so if you’re eager to stay motivated and get fit, it might be time to bring a friend with you.
I’LL NEVER LOOK LIKE THE OTHER PEOPLE AT THE GYM
One of the biggest obstacles to long-term weight loss is comparing yourself to others. While it’s often hard to stop yourself from doing so, just remember this when you feel like you’ll never look like the other people you see in the gym: everybody started somewhere, and somebody else’s success has nothing to do with yours.
I WON’T LOSE WEIGHT
While many people do hit the gym to lose weight, sometimes it doesn’t happen as fast or as easily as you’d like. However, even if you don’t shed major pounds with your workout routine, you’re likely building muscle tone, decreasing your risk of health issues like heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and stroke, and you may even go down a few sizes as your muscle-to-fat ratio shifts, even if you haven’t lost significant weight.