I’LL LOSE MOTIVATION
If you’re worried about losing motivation before you lose weight, there are plenty of ways to keep you going back to the gym time and time again. Social support, hiring a trainer, and documenting your progress on social media can all help keep you motivated even on those days when you feel just about ready to call it quits.
I CAN’T AFFORD A GYM MEMBERSHIP
While many luxury gyms are prohibitively expensive for many people, that doesn’t mean you can’t exercise on the cheap. If you’re eager to get back into exercising, ask your friends if they would be willing to lend you guest passes to their gym. Even if that’s not a possibility, many schools and community centers offer inexpensive memberships for their fitness facilities, and you may even be able to get discounts if you’re a student or senior citizen.
I WON’T HAVE TIME TO SHOWER
There’s no doubt about it: heading back to work after a majorly sweaty workout can be a bit icky, especially if you don’t have time to shower. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t clean up even if you can’t rinse off. Bring some dry shampoo, deodorant, and wipes with you to the gym and make sure to change out of your sweaty clothes as soon as possible to keep feeling clean and fresh, even if you can’t hit the shower.
I’LL GET BULKY
If you’re worried about getting bigger from working out, you’re probably fretting over nothing. Unless you’re lifting extremely heavy weights and eating enough to fuel muscle growth, it’s unlikely that you’ll turn into The Hulk overnight. What you will likely discover, however, is that you’re burn less-dense fat while toning your muscles, making you appear slimmer even if you don’t lose a huge amount of weight.