I’ve belonged to the same gym for a long time. I know exactly where all the equipment that I use is located in the gym. I know all the faces of the people that workout at the same time I do. I know how long it takes to get from my house to the gym. I could go on, but my point is that I am comfortable at this gym. The downside to comfort is that it is very easy to get complacent. Complacency leads to failure (in my opinion). This is where I’m at. I got lazy due to the comfort and complacency. I didn’t push myself which means I didn’t improve. I knew I had to make a change in my environment to improve my health and fitness, so I started to look for a new gym.
I’ve met new people who share a passion for health and fitness, worked out by a coach who knows what they are doing and is always pushing me to improve. I am now part of a community of people who have a passion and dedication to improve themselves and care about others doing the same, which is something a traditional gym doesn’t even come close to offering. Being excited about going to a new gym is a great feeling and motivates me to get there everyday and work my butt off. Without this excitement, it would be very easy to fall back into complacency and eventually get lazy and not go as often.
Getting out of my comfort zone, entering a new environment and being excited about it is going to help me get to where I want. I’m having an amazing time at the gym and am excited to see the results come. Have you ever been excited or nervous about going to a new gym?