I started going to the gym routinely about a year and a half ago. Before that I was obsessed with cycling. I spent 8-12 hours per week riding a bike, training for bike races.
Why did I start going to the gym?
I realized that even though I was excited about “fitness,” I wasn’t anywhere close to fit. I could ride my bike for 6 hours and then do it again the next day. But if I wanted to play basketball in the driveway, I’d be dead in 20 minutes.
So I started going with a friend, usually 4 days a week. It became a habit and I quickly loved it! I began mixing going to the gym with riding a bike. I started to feel great and fitter than ever.
What should I do at the gym?
This question shouldn’t stop you from going. Too many people say they don’t know how to use the machines, or what workouts to do. The machines are incredibly simply and that excuse is obviously just that, an excuse. A quick Google search will provide tons of workout options for you. So just stop making excuses and go to the gym, even if its just for 20-30 minutes.