I have a lot of trouble getting motivated to go to the gym and staying motivated once I'm there. I need a gym partner, but snowflake details are making it difficult.
So over the past year I've been making shambling steps towards fitness, mainly centered around 5-Factor Fitness
, which I love because it gives really precise reps, rests, and exercises and the workouts are only 30-40 minutes long. My goals are appearance based, I'm not kidding myself. My BMI is 29 and I'm tired of the spare tire. I go to my apartment complex's gym, which is pretty decent for what it is.
I'm having trouble motivating myself to 1) Get to the gym, and 2) Work out hard once I'm there. What I really need is a gym partner.
Here are the issues I'm facing:
I just started my first 8-5 job, and I work out in the morning at around 6 because I'm terrible about exercising after work. I come home to change and I never leave.
A lot of mornings, I dawdle getting out of bed and making my breakfast smoothie, and by the time I get to the gym it's 6:30. I do half the workout and then go to work.
When working out, I don't really push myself, though I try to. My form isn't good, and I'm not working as hard as I know I should, because I feel like no one's holding me accountable.
I'm not in good shape, and I'm pretty weak for a guy my size. I'm embarrassed by it, and I feel like most guys my age (23) are much stronger than me and want a gym partner who can match them.
I need help. How can I get and stay motivated? How can I find someone to work out with who won't make me feel ashamed of how far behind I am? More general tips about fitness are also welcomed if you think they'll be helpful.