I like to workout, in fact I work out 7 days a week and 5 of those day I have two sessions. But lately I’ve been changing the gym I’ve been going to, and I couldn’t figure out why. My home gym is maybe a 2 minute walk from my condo downtown. The gym I’ve been going to lately 3 to 4 times a week is about a 20 minute drive away from everywhere else I need to be for the day. My home gym as everything I need for a great workout, so this change wasn’t for equipment.
So why did I make this change. I personally thought it was because Lifetime has a hot tub so I could soak for 10 minutes after my workout. But when I dug deeper it was the energy that was lacking in my home gym.
We’ve all heard The Rock aka Dwayne Johnson talk about being the hardest worker in the room right? Well, in my case I feel I’m always the hardest worker in the room, as I talked about in another post your best is a sliding scale. And when I would workout at the gym by my home, my workouts weren’t as intense.
For the longest time I couldn’t figure it out. I was working harder than anyone else in the gym so I knew I was putting the effort in, or at least I thought. But really what was happening was I let my effort scale down subconsciously since everyone else effort was so far behind mine.
Now I’m not taking digs at the members at this gym, some of my best friends work out here. But their goals, and passion wasn’t a workout. They simply wanted to get in and get out. Where my focus was to get the most out of every workout I did, and be the best me physically from these workouts.
So when I started spending more time at Lifetime and doing cardio at my condo I found myself breaking a bigger sweat, pushing myself harder, and spending less time on my phone. Since the energy from the members at Lifetime made me up my level up my intensity to continue to be the hardest worker in the room.
This can also apply to your group of friends, your co-workers, and group you are a part of. Do they continue to help you level up your performance so you can be the hardest worker in the room? Or is you group piece mail their efforts causing your performance to slide down?
Please send me a message or start a discussion below, if things haven’t happen to you as you’ve planned. Someone like you is think the same thing, however they are waiting on YOU to start the discussion