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The Gym Only Shower Policy: The Ultimate Unconventional Motivation To Workout

Struggling to drag yourself to the gym? It's time to implement the Gym Only Shower Policy...


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If there's one thing I've learnt over the last six years when it comes to gym motivation and getting in the right mindset to have a killer workout the key is to get your ass to the gym.

There are days when you just don’t feel like training, everyone has them.

It might last a day, a week or a month.

I go through spells generally a few days long where working out is one of my least favourite things – the funny thing is I have literally never regretted a workout – it just doesn’t happen. The release of endorphins and the feeling of knowing you’re making progress towards your goals while improving your health, mobility and well-being is intense.

But it's not until your amidst your workout that you remember that.

When you're at home on the couch you're debating whether you're going to go to the gym or not you're fighting a losing battle.

Just Get Moving

Put yourself in the position to workout.

As Woody Allen said [bctt tweet="“80% of Success Is Just Showing Up”" username="ignorelimitscom"]

You're probably thinking "that's easier said than done SJ, I can't bring myself to get up off the couch to get in my car to go to the gym"

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You can get through your day without working out, you can kid yourself that you'll work out tomorrow for twice as long to make up for the blip in motivation today.

But we always overestimate our discipline in the future.

I got you.

That's where the gym only shower policy comes into play.

By chaining a desirable daily activity, such as showering to a task you're procrastinating with you'll be putting yourself in the position to get it done.

Do the work, get the reward.

Do the workout, get the shower. 

No exceptions. 


Rules Of The Gym Only Shower Policy

  • No showers at home
  • You can only shower at the gym
  • You MUST shower at least once per day
  • Already hit your weights and showered earlier in the day? Hit some abs, cardio or mobility
  • Have a duration for your gym only shower policy (e.g. 1 month)

Seems a big extreme? You're right. It is.

But you're damn right it'll get you extreme results and forge iron will too.

What's Your Take On The Gym Only Shower Policy? Let Me Know Below!

Scott J.
Scott J.
I’m SJ. I’m a fitness enthusiast and published author. I transformed my body from a skinny fat 135lbs with 18% body fat to a solid 192lbs at 8% body fat. I became qualified in a field I was passionate about. I founded several online businesses that allow me to pursue ideas and projects in my life that I am passionate about without having to constantly worry about money. I published several eBooks explaining the training and dieting techniques I used to achieve the body I have today. I learnt a plethora of new information on dieting and fitness by reading and applying what I read, to find out what does work and what doesn’t work, because as I’m sure you’ve noticed the health and fitness industry is full of non-sense claims and BS. I found out what was true and what worked for me and applied that knowledge. And you bet I had fun during the whole process.

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