Terry Crews, one of the stars of The Expendables, is no stranger to the Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything). His sessions are usually creative, hilarious, and fun, and his sit-down with the community this week was no exception.
You can usually bank on a few gems to come out of these Q&A festivals, and with this go-round, it was the workout advice that I found most appealing.
Now, just looking at the guy’s picture, you may be thinking, “What could he possibly have to say that would apply to me? He looks like a professional wrestler and I have a potbelly.”
Well, surprisingly, this is advice that can be applied to any point in your journey to get fit, and it really works! Here’s what Terry Crews had to say.
“TREAT THE GYM LIKE A SPA.
Yes. It has to feel good. I tell people this a lot — go to the gym, and just sit there, and read a magazine, and then go home. And do this every day.
Go to the gym, don’t even work out. Just GO. Because the habit of going to the gym is more important than the work out. Because it doesn’t matter what you do. You can have fun — but as long as you’re having fun, you continue to do it.
But what happens is you get a trainer, your whole body is sore, you can’t feel your legs, and you’re not coming back the next day — you might not come back for a year!
I worked my way up to 2 hours a day. I ENJOY my workouts. They are my peace, my joy — I get my whole head together! I value that time more than my shower! And it really gets me together. But it’s a habit.
There are times when — I’m not even kidding — there are times when I’m in the middle of a workout, and actually woke up because I am so engrained with going to the gym and being there — it’s that much of a habit to me. The first thing I do in the morning is workout — I lay out my workout clothes the night before, and just hop in ’em.
So lay out your clothes, and go to the gym, and relax.
But sooner or later, you WILL work out.”
Terry Crews’ advice is not unlike the old “baby steps” routine from Bill Murray in What About Bob? Don’t think about everything you have to do. Just think about the next thing you have to do.
Do you think you could develop a healthy workout routine following the advice of Terry Crews?