It’s often difficult for truckers to keep in shape. Truck driving is a stressful job, but you don’t exactly get to move around a lot when you’re pulling a long haul. To make things worse, there are a lot of “diets” out there, along with a mountain of misinformation that can be confusing to a lot of truck drivers. CDLLife wants to be a resource for truckers and their health, so we thought we would look closer at some issues.
Earlier this week, we investigated one trucker myth about the best way to work out. This time we look at how it’s easy to psyche yourself out of doing exercise. This is number 2 of 3.
Truck Driver Fitness Myth #2: When I lose 10 pounds, then I’ll join a gym.
Trucker Truth: The gym is filled with other people just like you who want to lose weight and get in shape, so don’t let this excuse hold you back. What others will notice is the progress you’re making and your dedication.
Be more charitable with what you think other people might be thinking. We’re not going to lie, gyms have their own culture. Some are geared for truck drivers while others cater to families or women only. Look for a chain of gyms that create an environment that makes you feel comfortable. Find fitness staffs that really focus on acceptance and support. Then become a regular.
Fitness experts often say that if you decide to make a lifestyle change and can manage to keep it a habit for just 30 days, then you’ve won half the battle. Most of our habits, whether good or bad, are created and maintained in just 30 to 45 days.