How are you guys doing? How’s your week and your weekend? I didn’t post on Wednesday and Friday because I just didn’t know what to post (good blogger) but I’ve got some ideas for this week so it’s lit, let’s go!
Today following my #humourMonday trend, I’m going to do the 5 stages of your fitness journey. I am not sure if I am the only that goes through this cycle but I figured I’d write a blog post about it so now you know what I go through when I decide to be “healthy”.
Stage 1: The Motivation.
So this stage is usually a day of two before you’re meant to start. You usually get motivated probably by seeing someone look really good on Instagram and you get really into it, you look up exercises to do and then you even try to set up a time to work out. You watch a ton of videos about people who have lost weight in months and their story including what they did and tips they have.
I’m so hyped to start and I tell myself “I can do it!” I even set myself a time limit so that it’s more doable, so I’ll be like “Yeah! I am going to do this for one month!”
Stage 2: The Uncertainty.
This is usually a couple of minutes before your workout, this occurs before you put your gym gear on. You’re in a little bit of doubt Do I really want to do this? Can I really do this? Do I have to do this?
Usually though, you get past it because you’re so motivated from the day before.
Me: Do I wanna do this? really though?
Also me: You better.
Stage 3: The Realization.
This one occurs whilst you’re doing the workout you’ve decided for yourself and you realize you’re not as good at working out and being healthy as you thought. You can’t do half the exercises right and the other half, you have to take a break in between doing them. It’s definitely a very eye-opening time.
The pain you feel after the workout too is another eye opener, like people really subject themselves to this?
Stage 4: Procrastination
This happens after some time, maybe a week or some weeks or even just a couple of days. The after-workout pain isn’t as bad anymore and you figure you deserve a break, or something happens and you don’t end up doing the workout for the day. You tell yourself you’ll do it tomorrow, which is often the deadly mistake.
The “tomorrow” comes and you manage to convince yourself that you’re just happy with the way you look and then another tomorrow goes by and another and another, before you know it you’ve stopped the exercises you were doing.
Workout? Who is she? I don’t know her.
This is usually where it stops for some (people like me) but then we have the determined ones amongst us who carry on to stage 5.
Stage 5: Success
This is the very last stage when you finally reach the goal you set for yourself and it’s now completely up to you what you want to do next. By this time, you’ve already accustomed yourself to this strange world that is fitness and officially become someone else’s motivation (#goals)
So those are the 5 stages you’ll experience on your fitness journey!
Let me know if it’s something you relate to and comment if I’ve left out any other stages. Make sure you leave a like to let me know if you enjoyed it and don’t forget to click that follow button on the right to be updated whenever I post.
Have a blessed day,
Lots of love,