It’s an old saying and there’s a reason that you still here it today- it’s true. This is true for all aspects of life. Sure, there are some easy wins here and there, but for the most part, you only get out what you are willing to put in.
In the context of health and fitness this is a very important rule to remember. You should use it as a daily reminder- look at yourself in the mirror each morning when you get up and say, “I’m only going to get out what I put in today.” As you go through your day and things get tough you should say to yourself “I’m only going to get out what I put in.” You should write this down in places that will remind you. You can also use this when you get rewarded- “I got this because of what I put in.”
When you come to the gym and don’t really like the workout just remember that the day’s workout is only a small slice of the big picture, only a small slice of the master plan. Don’t skip that workout because you don’t like it or because it looks too hard, because if you start skipping the hard ones then the results will start skipping you. When you eat bad for 10 days in a row and all of your workouts are lacking, don’t get mad- just remind yourself that “you only get out what you put in.”
Be accountable for your results. Don’t blame others when things don’t go your way. Don’t get mad when others are working hard and getting results. Be happy for them and use that as motivation for yourself. Find whatever it takes to motivate you and use those things to get you through the tough days. Don’t let things that happened in the past dictate your future either. Use those things as motivation. Don’t let anything stand in your way of getting the results that you want. This is not just in the gym either. If you don’t like something in your life then do something about it. Remember…you get out what you put in.