How to Love and Still Hate the Gym

Why a Pro Athlete Can Help You Get Over Your Hatred for Working Out in Nine Minutes or Less

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So why say, “FUCK IT?” with such reckless abandon, Trevor?

What am I going to win, six pack of the year?

Most of us have two lives: the life we live, and the unlived life within us. Between the two stands Resistance.

Here is a question: why push yourself to the limit and not even get paid to do it?

But guess what, that “paid to play” shit is over.

Well, how about we start with health and appreciating our body and all it does for us. That’s a damn good reason and something that has taken me too long to understand.

Never forget: This very moment, we can change our lives. There never was a moment, and never will be, when we are without the power to alter our destiny. This second, we can turn the tables on Resistance. This second, we can sit down and do our work. — Steven Pressfield

I miss feeling my body in athletic ways. The real challenge is I don’t always like to suffer to find my inner athlete.

An amateur will lose the battle, a pro will not.

What is the point of this gym piece?

The problem for most people isn’t getting their bodies moving, it is getting their minds to move their bodies.

You may think, bro, you are a lazy person.

The other reason I hate the gym and working out is because my intrinsic motivation to look good isn’t strong enough.

Hey, you’ve read this far, my first piece of advice is to find a fitness or sport team to join.

Yes, I like to get my ass kicked at something new, and then really reflect on how good or how much time I can put into trying to be the best at it.

If you do some type of fitness you don’t truly like at all (like running and dying in a triathlon like me), then do it with friends.

My third piece of gym workout advice is to do what you love and care about doing.

Read more about my dress-pant-loathing life here: Trevor Huffman.

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