You Only Get What You Put Into It – Motivational Monday

You Only Get What You Put Into It -


You only get what you put into it. This applies to pretty much anything in life. But today, I’m really focusing on how it applies to our time working out. So often, I hear from people that they just aren’t able to lose weight despite the time they put in at the gym. I’ve put a lot of thought into why it is so hard for some women to lose weight even if they are working out on a daily basis. And then it hit me. After watching a ton of people working out, it all made sense to me.

Now, I know this is just a generalized statement and not true for everyone, but I will tell you – the large majority of women I see at the gym are probably only putting about 50-60% of effort into their workouts. I don’t see sweat dripping from their faces. I don’t see a whole lot of effort in their faces. It just doesn’t seem like they’re giving it their all. Now, I know there are some people that really do put their all into their workouts, and to those people, great job!

Those who are trying to actively lose weight and are spending time working out, you want to be sure you are maximizing that time the best that you can. The results you will see from working out are directly correlated to the energy and effort that you put into your fitness regime.

So the next time you think about just putting in SOME effort, I want you to think about the end result you are trying to achieve and if the effort you are putting forth is going to get you there. You should be sweating. You should be breathing heavy. You should be working hard!

And if you are one of those that is wondering why you can’t seem to lose weight, maybe it’s time to reevaluate your workouts and see if maybe you’d be able to put a little more effort in next time.

You only get what you put into it!

Do you feel like you put your all into your workouts?


  1. says

    I love this! I never knew what it really meant to work hard until I got into crossfit. Now, I can go for a 2-mile run and I don’t hardly feel like I worked out at all!

    Learning to work out efficiently really does make all the difference in changing your body. 🙂

    • Holly Waterfall says

      first off, i LOVE the name of your blog! So fun!
      And yes, I think a lot of people just get comfortable in their somewhat lazy attitude at the gym or just don’t feel like putting in all that effort. I don’t feel like I’ve had a great workout until I’m dripping sweat and can really feel my hard work.

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