I hate going to the gym. I’ve tried for years and it looks like every year is the same. I get motivated for a few weeks and then quit. Sometimes I hire personal trainers, but my progress has been very minimal. So, once again, I’ve decided to focus on my fitness. The difference is, I’m contemplating tracking my progress on this blog.
I don’t expect that it’s going to be easy. In fact, if there’s anything I’m good at when it comes to fitness, is quitting. So, I want to give this a good faith effort and give myself the gift of a body transformation.
Why Blog About Fitness?
I’ve found that blogging helps me keep on track with my goals. Blogging has helped tremendously with regards to staying focused on improving my financial health. I am hoping it works the same for my physical health as well. I am hoping that staying on track with my fitness goals will help me get the body I’ve always wanted. You know the one: muscles that go along with a 6-pack or an 8-pack abs.
So, I may be working out for all the wrong reasons. Yea, I know there are health benefits to working out. But, all I want to do is go to the beach, take my shirt off, and not feel selfconscious about how I look. Plus, I want to be one of those guys who wear the muscle shirts to clearly show they work out in case you missed the huge size of their biceps.
So, I’m really hoping that blogging about fitness will help keep me motivated all the way through.
But Isn’t This A Blog About Dividends?
Absolutely! And that’s not going to change. But, much like my debt tracker, I may create a page dedicated to tracking my fitness goals. That page will be updated regularly, probably after each time I go to the gym. I’m not sure as of yet. In addition, I might do a weekly post that talks about how I did for the week.
I haven’t worked out all the kinks yet, but that is something I am seriously considering adding to this blog. My dividend growth strategy will continue to be the primary focus of the blog. But, having own this blog now for a little bit more than a year, I can see that there are other things about my life that I would like to write about. I tried creating a separate blog some time ago, but trying to keep up with two blogs proved overwhelming.
So, the focus of this blog won’t change, but there might occasionally be posts related to my fitness goals. Besides, the more healthy I am, the more I am able to work to bring in income so I can invest in dividend stocks. Also, the healthier I am, the longer life I will live (relatively speaking) and the longer I can enjoy the benefits of the income I derive from my dividend portfolio.
Well, I am working with a personal trainer, who is FREE!!! We will be meeting twice next week. I’m going to be on a plan. My biggest problem is going to be dieting. As I’ve stated numerous times, my food budget is out of control. The main reason for that is because I don’t cook, but eat out every day. Well, it seems like cooking is the direction my personal trainer wants me to go. So, whatever the plan is, I’m going to try to follow it.
I will be posting the plan here, and updating my progress on the plan. The personal training is free because my personal trainer is going for his certification. So, he has a bunch of clients, all through work, and we are all free. So, we just met up today as a group, to discuss the program, etc. I’m super excited. It’s going to be hard, but at least I have a motivator and trainer who can help me. And, I don’t have to pay him one penny.
This is good, because despite going to the gym on and off for years, I still don’t know what to do when I go. That’s part of the reason why I don’t go to the gym. I feel like I’m wasting my time because I just do whatever I feel like. I don’t follow any plan. Even if I have a plan, it’s going to be hard to follow it, if I’m just doing it on my own. I know myself. So, having someone with me is super helpful. Even if my plan is to work out 3 times a week, but he’s only able to work out with me twice a week, that’s still great. I can definitely do that.
So, What Now?
Well, I get my plan tomorrow. And, I don’t start until Monday. So, time to indulge in consuming all the unhealthy food and drinks over the next two days while I still can. Then, it’s off to hard work next week.
Actually, starting tomorrow, I’m supposed to take a picture of myself. Then I’ll take a picture every week while in the program to document my progress.
What’s In It For You?
I’m a very private individual, which is why my photo isn’t on this site. But, if I am able to have the muscles I want, I might just put a real photo of me on this blog. I might even do a before and after photo. We will see. Time will tell.
Hopefully, with this blog and with my workout plan, I can one day say, I love going to the gym. Thank you for reading. What are your fitness goals? What do you think about me blogging about fitness on this blog. Let me know in the comment section below.