There are a multitude of reasons the number one thing you can do for yourself is get your fat/skinnyfat/lazy ass to the gym. Yet every week some jackhole posts his objections.
I don't care.
Right now. Make a promise to yourself to go LIFT at the gym. Pretend to be a man and have the discipline to keep that promise.
"But gyms are expensive!!!"
$2 a day is too much for you? Then by all means get your pathetic career/finances in order first. Then stop bitching and moaning and making excuses about why you don't lift.
Get the membership. It's a steal at twice the price.
"But I can get a home gym/pull up bar/ab roller/shakeweight/thighmaster!!"
Sure you can. But there's nothing like getting a routine of GOING TO THE GYM, having all the equipment, seeing others, being able to challenge yourself. It takes discipline to work out at home, which you don't have if you're reading about why you should lift in the first place. Ever see how much home exercise equipment is on Craigslist? Yeah.
Don't rationalize away your procrastination.
" But I don't know how to start!"
Fuck right off, I'm not even going to dignify that with a response. You're a lost cause if you need someone to tell you how to wipe your own ass.
"But I'm new/ inexperienced/threatened!"
Most people are there to work out. That's what my headphones are for. I don't give a shit about what's going on around me, I focus on my workouts. To the point where a pub waitress said to me last week, "I see you at my gym all the time." I've never even noticed her existence. She's a hot blonde. Not to say I don't check out a nice rack or ass, but I'm there to fucking work out. If you find yourself at a place where people are socializing, find a new gym. If you have time to swivel, you're not pushing hard enough. I'm either lifting something or trying to allow my HR to come back down so I can lift something again. Then I leave.
Gym guys are either nervous beginners like you who think everybody's watching them, insecure meatheads who need validation that they're the mostest alfa that ever alfaed, but mostly just guys that want to get in, get out, get on with their lives.
You think other guys stare because of what you're doing, maybe it's curiosity, maybe they're just looking around, maybe they want to bend you over in the shower. Who gives a fuck? You shouldn't. Gguys are not like walking down the street guys. Leave the eye contact/amog/biggest dick contests at home.
"But why lift, anyway?"
Lifting gives you a body that is attractive to the vast majority of women out there. Would you rather be attractive or unattractive? Would you rather date/fuck an attractive woman or an unattractive one? Two twin girls - one is average, the other looks toned and fit. Otherwise identical. Who do you pick?
There's a reason every question about what women view as sexy on a man, among the top answers is always rolling up the shirtsleeves to reveal big defined forearms.
I love the physical presence of usually being the biggest baddest motherfucker in the room. Instant alpha status without saying a word.
Being in a gym with other huge beasts gives you a sense of humility and brotherhood.
Strive to be a better man than you were yesterday. Then tomorrow strive to be better. "The only easy day was yesterday". Having a concrete goal and striving toward it gives you the power to believe in yourself. Seeing those lift numbers go up, the belly fat disappear, the increase in girls that literally have to touch your arms/shoulders/abs (swolestation) all allow you to view progress.
Lifting is not just about getting jacked.
Lifting is a discipline. Getting up early, going to the gym when you really would rather lie in bed next to a naked sweaty girl takes discipline. Putting the donut down takes discipline.
If you're jacked, you can't help but show that you have complete control over at least one aspect of your life. This control and discipline bleeds into your personality. You actually become a more confident, self-assured person. That's the kind of guy women want.
Lifting using large muscle groups increases testosterone.
Losing fat increases testosterone which will directly improve your game.
There are virtually no fat fuck 70 year olds waddling around. Why? They're dead of heart disease/diabeetus/liver failure from abusing their bodies for 40 years. Keeping your body in great shape pays dividends in the future. There are multiple older guys at my gym that are still vital and loving life, not cruising down the aisle in Walmart on a sad scooter leaving a trail of Dorito crumbs. I want to be that horny vital 70 year old that still has a twinkle in his eye. Way better than dead.
Going to the gym is my pilgrimage. It's not home, it's not work. Nobody has any control on my time but me. The iron church.
If you're stressing about something, I guarantee you won't even be thinking about it during a non-fuckarounditis workout.
It increases your sexual stamina. Want to pound a girl until she can't take anymore? Good luck if you're an out-of-shape neckbeard.
Want to throw a girl over your shoulder and carry her upstairs to the bedroom, her squirming as you slap her ass? You need to be strong.
I have no issues with body image. I love the way I look. I MADE dis. I like pulling off my shirt at the beach with pride, not self-loathing and fear someone will point out my enormous moobs.
Angry? Use it as fuel. Burn it.
Can't sleep? Go exhaust yourself against the iron.
Lifting releases endorphins. I feel AMAZING after a good workout.
Some required reading.... Fuckarounditis....
And motivational....The Iron by Henry Rollins...
Motivation comes from external sources, discipline from within. BIG difference.
It's not easy. That's why there are so few of us actually winning at life. If it was easy, every blooper queef would be doing it.
Protein powder tastes like shit. Yet I choke it down every day. I like that it tases like shit. If it tasted like young pussy drizzled with honey there would be a lot more fuckers guzzling the stuff, wanting the results without having the discipline or doing the work.
Get to work.