This is hard to admit, but I’ve been avoiding the issue long enough:I don’t really enjoy training anymore, and I haven’t lifted consistently in about 9-10 years. Consistently being more than 1x a week. I recently started paying a trainer to motivate me to go, but it hasn’t lit a fire under me so to speak. I go, I do my workout w/him, I train hard but after I leave, that’s it. I don’t look forward to the sessions at all. I don’t know why I’m not motivated anymore, I used to love lifting. I read t-mag and other sites every week, I have about 12 books on lifting and exercising, I bought a complete free weight home gym, I even bought Matt Furey’s COmbat Conditioning tapes to try something new, but…I still do practically nothing. Even though I am obviously interested in lifting and nutrition, I just don’t have any desire to get in the gym.
I have 3 questions: 1) Is it a mental problem, a “block” of some kind? 2) could it be low testosterone? (which I highly doubt, I’m only 28 and this has been going on for close to 10 years) 3) Could it be depression? I’ve recently been diagnosed w/mild depression, my Dr. believes its due to a medication I’ve been taking for about 5 years. (But again, this has been going on close to 10 years)
Please, if anybody has had this problem and solved it, or if you have any insight into what might be causing it, tell me. It’s really hard to admit this, I feel like a f’n loser.