Motivation To Start
One of the hardest things to do when it comes to exercise is to start exercising. Initially we raise obstacles that deter us from taking up a sport or simply going to the gym, or even trying a single burpee.
So what is the solution? Well everyone is different, and everyone has a specific reason for why they want to get fit. So whilst you can ask people why they exercise a lot, but when it comes down to it only you can get yourself to where you want to be, no one else.
For me the reason was and is clear; i go because i want to better myself to give myself a feeling of self-worth. I felt i had acheived that but now it is an outlet for me when i'm happy, when i'm sad and when i want to see my friends (at the gym! That's lucky).
I got into the fitness industry not only to help people find their perfect way to train to achieve their goal, but also to help people find that goal in the first place, either physically or mentally. I try to fnd the reason for change in people and that is where the motivation lies. If you can harness that power to motivate yourself then you can acheive anything.
Sports psychology is a very interesting subject and should you have an evening to spare then please google it and see if theres anything that might interest you. I personally recomend anything that ISN'T a personal story and more a catalyst for you to find your motivation.
Bottom line is that exercise and sports are a terrific thing to make you feel better about yourself, why you should need to feel better about yourself is up to you. Essentially, exercise is a selfish thing, but the thing is once you feel comfortable in your own skin and your own brain then you can go and inspire others to do the same. When you do that then selfishness turns to selflesness and if that doesn't motivate you then i suggest going on to www.beastify.me.
I hope you find that inspiration/motivation soon if you haven't got it already. We are all capable of being the best of ourselves, but it is only you that can step through those gym doors in the first place.
"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate, our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure". - Marianne Williamson
-Tony from TDL Fitness