For the love of Maroon 5 (who are still relevant, and should be on every play-list you have), do you even like your exercise regime??
Please take your time and really consider your answer.
Does your exercise facility leave you feeling:
- Meh, booooored, I’ve just been there for ages
- I’ts ok, I do a workout, I come home, it’s what I know
- Dang, I love this place, it rocks, I want to move in here and make all the coaches my best friend!
You see, some places make it really easy to join . . . you don’t have to do anything really, they show you a few things and then you get to use alllllllll the machines!!! So your inner child comes out, just like when you went to a birthday party and all the lollies were just sitting there, waiting for you to grab them, without any thought to the consequence at all (hello sugar stupor, followed by carb coma), which in our current older person scenario equates to – joining contract, initial excitement, followed by ‘hmmmmmmm this is pretty same, same, same, same, same’.
You joined because the timing was right, because they were two minutes from your office, your bestie went there, all the machines were shiney, the person who showed you around was on ‘the fine lookin’ side, they offered you a free towel and you were all like OHHHHH I WAAAANT!
And that’s all fine if that establishment still spins your wheels and you love being there and are getting great results. But if you are sitting in category A or B of above questionnaire, then you are just going through the motions, you are a slave to the machine, you aren’t in charge of it.
So, it’s time to get curious.
You have the power to look at what else is out there, to see what is happening in the world of fitness since you joined that place ‘just because’ – you are wiser now, you have more of an idea of what you want, you have the capability to make a new, more conscious decision, you have the power to take the bull by the horns, put Maroon 5 on and stride up to that CrossFit place and see what it’s all about.
Or you can just let your current place leave you feeling ‘meh’.