It seemed yesterday was designated the “motivate me to get back to the gym” day on Tweeter. I saw a handful of motivation requests of some big name gym dudes and thought, Huh. Dude, if you already know you need to get to the gym, just go!? Why are you asking Arnold for some motivation before you do it?
There are many different reasons we decide to hit the gym and continuing a D1 level of speed/strength/fitness/whatever applies to a very low percentage of people. The rest of us need to decide for ourselves why we’re there. There are women all over the country very happy and content with hitting the elliptical every day and skipping out on strength training. Do I wish they’d pick up a dumbbell or barbell too? Of course, but that’s not up to me. I’m just happy they’re not sitting on their couch WATCHING an aerobic video telling themselves they’ll start “next week.”
I miss The Biggest Loser. First off, the entertainment the “trainers” provide is Gold. Watching Jillian Michaels sit on fat people while screaming in their face? Pure entertainment. I’m still waiting for the day one of these people hauls off and cracks her a good right hook. That’d be good tv right there. Most of all; however; the show is a huge motivator for the overweight of the world to get moving. The quasi-celebrity the contestants leave the show with allows them to speak to other overweights and get THEM moving. It gives people a connection that a track star in a skimpy sport bra and tight shorts just “Doing It” fails to do.
For now, folks will have to find their motivation (hopefully) in the fact that they feel like crap and can barely move. Or wait until January. More good news? Jillian’s back!
There are more pleasant things to do than beat up people.