Don't Listen to Your Inner Bitch

Don’t listen to your inner bitch⁣ ⁣ Going off the last two days posts about first two rules of the gym, we found it fitting to explore the little voice in the back of your head that’s keeping you soft and comfortable. Humans were designed to conserve and store energy. This was useful for our ancestors when times were tough, and food was scarce. The only problem is that after thousands of years of evolution, it’s only recently that we’ve had an abundance of food. Food has never been easier to get – in fact we really don’t even have to leave our homes for anymore.⁣ ⁣ We are designed to be lazy.⁣ ⁣ Being lazy conserved our much-needed energy stores when we didn’t know where our next feed was coming from. Having extra fat allowed us to go longer periods without eating because the body could burn this fat to continue fuelling us.⁣ ⁣ Nowadays, we still have desire to be lazy, to conserve energy, to store fat - yet we no longer live in an environment where this is useful.⁣ ⁣ Everyone has this ‘inner bitch’ that tells them to stay in bed when the alarm goes off, that stops them from throwing on their running shoes and going for a jog, that pushes them away from discomfort. ⁣ ⁣ No one is immune to these thoughts.⁣ ⁣ The only difference is our ability to shut this ‘inner bitch’ up and get moving, to get going. Nobody ever says “man, I really wish I didn’t go for that run.” We all understand the benefits of exercise and the satisfying feeling of pushing your body into discomfort, yet for too many people this inner bitch wins out.⁣ ⁣ So how do we deal with this?⁣ ⁣ The hardest part of any training session is just getting started. It’s lacing up your runners and walking out the door. It’s throwing your bag in the car and driving to the gym. It’s getting started.⁣ ⁣ But once you start, the next part’s easier.⁣ ⁣ If you can just get to the gym. Just get there. Start stretching or start cycling on the bike for a few minutes. You WILL want to keep going. Before you know it, half an hour has gone by and you’re well on your way to finishing another solid session and improving yourself. ⁣ ⁣ The hardest part is getting started. Don’t listen to your inner bitch - just get started #one22

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