Do you ever get the feeling you aren’t getting anywhere?
Sometimes it’s like you are on the treadmill of life and it’s going nowhere.
We put all this effort into trying to stay fit and healthy. We try and eat the right things, we try and exercise a few times a week. Yet we see minimal progress and this isn’t the best thing for motivation. So what reasons could cause us to see minimal or little progress?
- We are just going through the motions and not pushing ourselves.
- We aren’t consistent enough with our habits.
- What we are doing isn’t working for us.
Let’s look at the first one. Sometimes we think we are doing all the right things in terms of eating and exercise but often we are just going through the motions and doing just enough to get by in the gym. So we do our classes or training program but keep doing the same things hence once your body has adapted progress will slow right down. We need to keep mixing it up and keep pushing ourselves.
The second reason of not being consistent with your habits is another BIG reason we don’t get where we want to. When we start new programs we get really excited and are all in with all the things we need to do. Diet, exercise, water, sleep etc and then we get lazy and stop doing the things we know we should be doing. Consistency is the KEY to success. End of.
The last reason is not something many people realise but sometimes what you are doing isn’t working for you. Like the exercise you are taking part in isn’t making much difference to your body shape or that you think you are consuming healthy food but are over eating on your calories which will not help with weight loss.
All these things play a part in your chances of success when it comes to losing weight, changing your body shape and being healthy/happy. Without them our chances of success are slim. We need to trust the process and follow it. Find a plan that you enjoy and that works for you. Make small changes regularly within that program to ensure continued progress and you should be onto a winner.
Turn up, put in the effort and reap the rewards.