Last Updated on November 15, 2022 by Patrick
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“Why should I workout?”-Me all the time
I could just skip to the end and say “because it’s good for you” but I bet you’re probably expecting a little more from from me here.
So, why should you workout?
We all ask ourselves this question sometimes. Whether you’ve never worked out before and you’re wondering if it’s really worth it, or you’re a seasoned gym vet who’s just not feeling it today, I understand.
Either way, there are plenty of reasons why you should workout.
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Are You Tired of Being Tired?
I know that feeling. Being tired leads to being lazy which leads to being tired.
Break the cycle!
If you’re feeling too tired to work out, ask yourself “Why am I so tired?”
Did you sleep last night? Have you been doing heavy manual labor all day?
If I’m being honest, most of the time, when I’m feeling “too tired” to workout, it’s not because I’m physically exhausted. More often than not, I’m feeling mentally tired or just flat out lazy.
What’s the solution? Nap time?
If you feel like you never have the energy to workout, the solution is probably to workout more.
But how can I go work out when I feel too tired and/or lazy?
- Step 1 – Recognize that you might not actually be physically tired.
- “What physically exhausting event has lead to me feeling so tired?”
- Step 2 – Put on your workout gear.
- There’s no going back now! You have to workout now!
- Step 3 – Did you put on your workout gear?
- If not, return to step 2. Seriously, go put on your workout outfit right now!
- There’s no other options. Just go put on your workout clothes and workout!
Exercise increases your overall energy levels on a daily basis. When you workout regularly, you will feel more energetic every day.
When we go without working out for a long period of time, it can cause our energy levels to fall so low that it’s almost impossible to motivate ourselves to get back in shape.
When this happens, the best thing you can do is to workout anyways. It may sounds obvious, and that’s because it is. Sorry not sorry.
The days that you don’t want to workout are the days that you need to workout the most.
You Can Feel Better
Self acceptance is great and all, but self improvement is even better!
Are you happy with yourself?
That’s awesome! Can you imagine being even more happy with yourself?
Take some time time to work on yourself, make yourself healthier, more confident, more energetic and maybe even a little better looking. How can that backfire?
It can’t! Seriously, what’s the downside?
I mean, I guess you have to sweat a little and you have to take some time out of your day, but that’s it! That’s a super low price to pay for all the benefits you’ll be getting, especially if you have your own home gym or workout space. You don’t even have to go to the gym!
If you’re not satisfied with yourself, it’s even more important to take control of your fitness!
Exercise has shown to increase self-esteem. If you’re not happy with yourself or you don’t feel your best every day, getting a good workout in is one of the best things you can do for yourself.
You Can Look Better
Yes, working out makes you more attractive to 99% of the population. I’m sure you’re already aware of this.
A lot of people don’t want to admit to themselves that this is important to them. There can be a lot of shame when you first make the commitment to workout because:
- Number 1: You have to confront the fact that you’re out of shape and you can’t run for 5 minutes without dying, or lift more than 20 pounds over your head.
- Number 2: You don’t want to admit to the people around you that you care about the way you look and you want to look better.
Yes, vanity is a thing and no it is not the most desirable personality trait when taken to the extreme.
Working out doesn’t mean are going to become a narcissistic Instagram model or self obsessed body builder.
It just means you are taking control of your life, and your body and working to make yourself look how you want to look.
There is nothing wrong with that so don’t be ashamed.
How Much of a Difference Will One Workout Make?
One thing that I didn’t really understand when I first started my fitness journey was how fast I would see results.
I had always heard that I wouldn’t get any actual results from working out for weeks or even months.
For a long time, this put me off even trying because I knew myself and I knew that I wouldn’t stick with something that didn’t give me some sort of immediate gratification.
When I finally decided to give it a try, you know what happened?
I noticed the difference almost immediately.
No, I didn’t get a six pack overnight, but my sore muscles changed the way that I held myself. There’s a subtle difference between someone who actively works out on a regular basis, and someone who doesn’t.
My posture was better, my skin was better, my attitude was better.
Sure, nobody else really started to notice until a few weeks later, but I could tell the difference and that’s what motivated me to keep going.
Even if you’re already in shape, you can tell the difference if you’ve been skipping your workouts.
When I’ve been slacking off for awhile, it’s noticeable, at least to me. When I get myself back on track, it is so satisfying.
I Went From a 4 to a 9 and One Day I’ll be a 10!
You may think that sounds arrogant or over-confident, but that’s just another benefit of working for the body you want! The confidence boost from taking control of your life and your body and making it look how you want it to look, is something I cannot understate.
Taking that burst of motivation and actually putting it to use, changed my life for the better.
The effects of that decision have had a positive impact on every part of my life.
No exaggeration. Not even a little.
And you know what?
It’s Not All About Looks
I sleep better!
I have more energy!
I’m more confident!
I do better at work
Overall, I’m a happier, more well rounded person. No BS.
So Why Should I Workout?
Because if you’ve been following along so far, you’re already wearing your gym clothes. Go get ripped!
Hey I’m Patrick!
I built my first home gym in 2012, when I decided I was tired of waiting in line for the squat rack and I started GGC in 2020 to help people find the info they need to improve their fitness and their lives.
I’m passionate about fitness, especially when it comes to working out at home. I’ve learned a lot over the years about what to do and what not to do, and my mission is to share that knowledge with the world!