Ok, ladies and gents…
We are going to talk about the thing we probably don’t want to talk about.
When I was overweight, not feeling great, and stuck in a bit of depression, I was in a state of denial. I had a million excuses why I was not getting results. I didn’t have the time, I didn’t know what to do, my kids were crazy, I was “big boned,” my body was different after babies and wouldn’t go back, I didn’t “need” to workout…….
But here is the thing…. all of those excuses could absolutely be LEGIT… but they won’t get me closer to my goal. And the reality of our goal is that it is something we have once envisioned, something we have wanted, and if we don’t do EVERYTHING we possibly can to get to that spot…. who are we?
No, really….. who are we? Who are you? Who are you if you can’t be someone that works towards the things you want and can’t get the results that you want in your life?
So let’s talk….
And because you are probably busy… Let’s make this SIMPLE.
There are THREE main reasons why you aren’t getting results. (or why you haven’t actually started at all).
Here we go….
You don’t know what to do for a workout.
So many of us get the gym membership, we feel so excited and then we end up at the gym, looking around, lifting weights when no one is looking, putting them down when it hurts, jumping on the treadmill and then stopping when no one sees us jump off, getting on the elipitcial because let’s be honest — it is an easier version of the treadmill but still makes us feel like we did something.
Then, after a couple of weeks of “putting in time at the gym,” we don’t get the results we wanted and we give up. ( I am totally raising my hand here on this one ).
OR, you have this plan to workout at home because there is NO way you can make it to the gym. Then, you get out your yoga mat, you post it on social media and you sit there trying to touch your toes wondering what the hell you are even doing right now. (Again, I am raising my hand).
There are PLENTY of things you can do to workout. There are plenty of workouts for everyone, however, if you don’t know what to do for your body, you may not be getting the results that you want (or any at all).
You don’t know what to eat.
Let’s face it, this is one of the hardest parts of getting results. There have been a million different ways to “diet” and so many of us jump all around. We go low carb, to high fat, to no fat, to juicing…
So what really works? Personally, I don’t think you should limit yourself. Eat the bacon. Eat the pizza. Enjoy your life. But enjoy it in a way that you also keep your body healthy and live longer.
AND – for the sake of this blog post, enjoy it in a way that gets you results. So you don’t only want to
find what works but STICK to it.
You don’t have SUPPORT.
This is by far the BIGGEST reason people don’t get results. You can workout, you can eat right, but when the going gets tough and when you need someone to say “keep going” – you NEED a support system to reach out to. Let’s be real here – sometimes your spouse isn’t exactly the most supportive right away. Sometimes, the people you hang around don’t always have the best habits and make getting healthy harder than it should be. When you think about it, it’s the people you hang around that got you where you are right now anyway. (hmmmm, truth bomb, right?)
That is why the biggest reason people struggle with getting results is because they lack the extra support they need.
Ok, so you sit here reading this and you probably are shaking your head like “yep, yep, that’s true” and now the issue is what do you DO about it?
Well you find a program and you stick with it.
The key isn’t finding a magical program but more you sticking with whatever you choose.
Then you stick with the nutrition plan.
You don’t need some crazy restrictive diet.
But you should again, make an effort to stick with it.
(I personally stick by the 80/20 rule – I like to eat well 80% of the time and 20% enjoy myself).
And when it comes to support…
Be bold. As your friends for support, ask your spouse, ask your coworkers.
For the whole package of all of the above…
I host fitness accountability groups where I help you with picking that program you can stick with, helping you with your nutrition and getting you all the support and motivation you need!
And let’s be real – before you click out of this window and start googling “how to lose weight fast,” remember that your body is the best investment you will ever make.
You, my friend, are WORTH doing everything you can to feel the best you possibly can in your skin.
TAKE CARE OF YOUR BODY. IT’S THE ONLY PLACE YOU HAVE TO LIVE.
Join me in my next fitness group.
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