When a person is trying to overcome a drug addiction, the last thing on their mind is exercising. Their body and mind still crave drugs, all they can think about is doing drugs and getting high so, doing exercise is nowhere near their thinking. Well, since persons on drug recovery have nothing else to do than think about it, they can try to think about fitness and working out. The more they think about it, the more they set their minds on it.
Doing exercises is nothing more than a state of mind. In the beginning, you will not feel all happy about it but the more you do it, the more you will like it and that is what matters. As a former drug addict who is now fully dedicated to fitness, I can only say that with the power of my own will and a lot of positive thinking and motivation, fitness helped me to overcome my addiction and it has become my new found passion in life.
It is what keeps me going and it will be what will keep you going as well. A good thing would be to look on exercise as your tool that can help you to rebuild a healthy life. The most important thing that you have to keep repeating to yourself is that you will never give up on yourself. Find all the motivation you need in that. After a while, you will start noticing the changes in your body and mind. You will stop thinking about drugs and want to keep doing exercise because that is what makes you feel good.
Fitness can give you one thing that will keep you properly motivated through the worst period of beating your addiction and that would be people who are going through the same thing as you are. That can be the biggest motivation that you need. When you see the others pushing it, you will want to push it even more and that is good for you. Fitness will give you that motivation.
It is not enough to just go the gym, give everything you got and expect to see tremendeous results. It doesn’t work that way. You need to have a plan how you are going to do it. Many people who are new to working out, make the most common mistakes that can easily destroy their workouts and ruin your progress. The first one is the most common mistake that literally everybody who is in the gym for the first time makes. They are not addressing their weaknesses.
You can’t really expect to progress if you are not paying special attention to your weaknesses. Doing exercises and working out is not about what you like to do, it is about what you need and must do in order to get the best results and accomplish progress. It is easy to do something that you like but doing something that you don’t, is not. Well, since not everybody knows this, the easiest way to progress your body composition is by addressing your weaknesses. Ask yourself one question, what are you struggling with the most?
After you ask yourself this question, you will understand why are you struggling. Strengthening your weaknesses will pay off in the long run without any doubts and you will be able to accomplish much more if you do so. Pay attention to isolation movements. You must prioritize your compound movements and not always do what seems like the most fun. If you are really into fitness, you need to concentrate on the exercises like pull-ups, overhead presses, squats and deadlifts because they are more metabolically demanding and will give the most results.
It is very important to stay focused on what you are doing because that is what will spare you from getting hurt. Keep an eye on the exercise instead of something else simply because waiting too long to start with the next workout can kill any metabolic effect. You are there to work out in order to get stronger, healthier and better looking after all so stick with it always.