I got out of rehab a couple weeks ago for drugs and alcohol, and I've decided to start a healthy, fit lifestyle. The rehab I was in had a strength training gym and I really enjoyed it. I wanted to join a gym when I got out, to continue what I started and to surround myself with healthy, positive people. My local gyms want a lot more up front than I expected. So now I'm stuck and unmotivated. I feel lazy and a little ashamed that I stopped working out after getting out of rehab. I don't know how to break my lazy curse. I enjoy being active but working out alone is soo boring.
Anyways, I'm done complaining.
Even though you cant find motivation , you should force yourself to workout 3 days straight, regardless. Mind over matter. After these 3 days you might see how good it feels to be active and stay in the good habit, and continue on rather than hve to start over later
Hi Glen. I know how you feel. I'm not someone who would enjoying going to the gym alone. And if I was just forcing myself to do it out of some sense of duty to my health - well that just sounds miserable and I can't see it making for much of a workout.
Have you considered joining a class or a club like a running club, or circuit training class, or martial arts class, or a sports club or team? Worked for me.
All the best (and you have my utmost respect for getting through rehab).
Hey, who says you need a gym to stay fit?
If you want it bad enough you will do it. Fill milk jugs with dirt. Water bottles. Run, walk, swim. Money is not needed for those things. How bad do you want to exercise?
Hope you find that motivation yourself. It's the only way you'll succeed!
Thanks for staying sober.