Have you been working out but not seeing results? We might know why...
Check out these (3) main causes of fitness and fat loss failure!
1. Don’t know what to do (or are doing the wrong things)
Some people have the desire to get fit and lose weight but don’t know where to begin. We hear this one all the time… I’ve never worked out before, what should I do? How do I start? Orrrrr, we talk with people who are following incorrect advice/information. Carbs are bad, I need to do more cardio to lose weight, etc. The solution to getting started correctly and receiving the correct information regarding fitness and fat loss is to find a great resource, a great coach. We know we’re biased on this one but seeing the VAST amount of misinformation on google that our clients are reading, we know why they’re not sure what to do. Knowing where to start and having the correct, scientifically based information is key to your fitness success!
2. It’s simply NOT a priority
We always come across harsh when we say this one. However, actions speak louder than words. We’ll ask a client, “On a scale from 1-10 how important is it for you to reach your fitness and fat loss goals?” And usually I get a response of a 9 or 10. But then week after week they come in with this reason or that reason as to why the needle didn’t move. Kid’s practice, stressful work week, didn’t sleep well, had brunch with girlfriends on the weekend, someone’s birthday, someone’s retirement party, just needed a glass of wine, family wanted pizza, etc. I’m not saying fitness and fat loss isn’t a priority; it’s just a low priority if the needle isn’t moving. Whatever the excuse is that day, that week took priority over your own health initiatives. If your goal is weight loss, and you’re not losing weight, it doesn’t make you a bad person, or a weak person, or a failure. It just means that fitness and fat loss are not a priority to you. Certainly not a 9 or 10.
3. Toxic environment
Sometimes this is the most difficult one for coaches to help solve. Toxic environment means what’s around you is not conducive to you reaching your fitness and fat loss goals. Or worse, actually sabotaging your goals. Your work has a mandatory Friday staff meeting which is catered. The pantry is filled with snacks and sweets. Your friend group gets together for Taco Tuesday, then Happy Hour on Friday and also brunch on Sunday (mmm mimosas;) Both Baskins and Robbin talk to you every night. Your family didn’t want to stick to the weekly meal plan and instead of making the planned dinner they ordered pizza and wings. As coaches it’s upsetting to us when we see co-workers and even worse… one’s spouse and kids not respecting a client’s fitness and fat loss goals. There is a solution but it’s not an easy one. First, decide which bad environment is killing your goals. If it’s the snacks, treats and unhealthy temptations, you have to get rid of them. If it’s not in your house, you can’t eat it. And if it’s a co-worker or family member that’s the issue, you need to have a difficult conversation with them. Tell them your goal and why it’s important to you. Ask them for their ongoing support. And most importantly, let them know exactly what that support should look like (what you expect of them). This is the only way to overcome a toxic environment and ensure your long term support and success!
Ultimately, with the right information, right prioritization and right environment you hit the trifecta and NOTHING will stop you from achieving your fitness goals! And as always, if you need help overcoming any of these three challenges in your life, let us know. We’d love to work with you directly. Reach out by calling us at 708-788-0010 or by sending us an email at Berwyn@w3body.com. We have the tools in place to help you reach your goals! Let’s chat soon!