When you start training it is hard. Shit, it’s always hard. I cast back to when I started Fat Lad to Fighter and I went for my first run and it was bloody awful. I took zero pleasure in it what so ever. Even with my first session with Lee at Mayfair. It was bloody awful. There wasn’t an ounce of me that thought “do you know what, I’m really enjoying this workout.”
I went to the gym the other day and when I finished and got home, got showered, a thought ran through my mind that really surprised me. “I could go for a run or go back to the gym,” it was completely mad. What is happening to me? I have had a massive creative block over this past couple of weeks.
It happens from time to time; the nature of my personality is that I am up a height and super-productive for a month or two and then I need a complete withdraw and reset to rest my mind and completely switch off from anything and everything. I open my laptop and stare blankly at the screen, knowing that there is so much work to be doing but I just can’t do it but that’s a whole blog post in and of itself.
This thought of wanting to go back to the gym and exercise more really took me off guard. I had worked out pretty hard that morning, it wasn’t like I didn’t do enough and was itching to push beyond the limits because I had already done that in the morning. This post is about how exercising can really become addictive.
I don’t know whether it is the process of actually working out that becomes addictive, the feeling of alleviation after when you’re sweaty and out of breath or after you’re all cooled down and have showered and got clean and have settled down. Maybe it’s all of it? All I know is that it is becoming easier and easier to get up and go to the gym.
The want has definitely started the outweigh the want to not. The lethargy that overwhelmed me before wasn’t something that I was proud of. Which is what led to the change that has brought me to where I am today. Working out, releasing endorphins, getting fit, feeling much happier and healthier.
I still have a very long way to go but I’m definitely making some progress. I don’t see that much change on the scales, but I am definitely seeing a change in the way my body looks. My arms and toning and my stomach is definitely less bloated. Maybe it’s that that is addictive. Slowly seeing the change your body goes through over time.
Putting your trust in the process. Believing that what you’re doing is the right thing. If you stick to the plan, trust the process and you will see the change that you set out to. All the while, the change that your mindset goes through to positively influence the decisions and life choices you make. It’s all doable. You can do whatever you want to. Achieve anything you set your mind to. Without sounding too cliché.
The feeling of getting addicted to working out and exercising is a good thing to me. There could be far worse things that I could be addicted to. Have been addicted to. Let’s hope this addiction will bring some positivity into my life rather than the not so positive things, like smoking, drinking, partying etc.
I will become a Muay Thai fighter. You will come with me on the journey. Are you ready to make a change for the better of yourself? Let’s do it together!
This is a clip of a video I am making of a training session I did with Lee last week. I can’t wait to get it finished and share it with everyone! Make sure you subscribe to the Fat lad to Fighter YouTube channel to get notified when I upload it!