It’s been a snowy start to the day I as write this, but as the ice is starting to melt, the days workouts have started to kick in.
After a great session with one of our morning clients, he told me that he had the idea in his head when he started with us that he would just join the gym, turn up, belt out some tough sessions, and that the results would just materialise.
Of course, this never happens because building a truly solid foundation of health, strength, fitness, etc. takes times and consistent effort- you simply can’t rush your way to a fit and healthy lifestyle.
And thankfully he realised this after a short amount of time and has seen the results he wanted come in a much more sustainable way, although at a slower pace than he first imagined.
But many people don’t realise this, and at this time of year, as the novelty of getting fit and healthy starts to wear off, it’s so easy to get frustrated at not seeing the results you were expecting.
It’s at this stage that most people quit due to being ‘too busy’ or some other similiar reason.
But if you understand why you’re not achieving the results you wanted, it becomes so muchg easier to do so something about it.
With awareness comes the ability to change course.
Here are 2 of the most common reasons why people don’t achieve the results they want.
1. They Don’t Address Their Food
No matter your goals, what and how you eat plays a huge role in whether or not you achieve it- fat loss, sports performance, increasing your energy so you don’t have to drag yourself out of the bed, etc.
Saying ‘I know what I should be doing’ is not addressing your food.
Going on a detox or clean eating for 1 to 2 weeks is not addressing your food.
Saying you’re going to eat better is not addressing your food.
All that counts is that you actually take action and do it…. consistently.
We focus on a few areas with ourt clients to get the basics of healty food in place:
- Drinking enough water- 2 litres as a rough starting point
- Eating 5-7 portions of fruit and veggies a day- mainly veg
- Eating enough healthy protein and fats
- Be mindful of the amount of carbs they eat. Carbs aren’t bad, but in my experience, people eat far too much of them
- Eating slowly and stopping before they are full
- Making room for the foods you love to eat, but not to the point where it affects your longterm health
Knowing what to do and how to do it are 2 completely different things. Teaching people how to eat what they say they know they should eat is a huge focus of our programs, and once clients buy into this, the results they wanted start to show up.
2. They Don’t Consistently Turn Up For Workouts
There is an undeniable connection between turning up for your workouts and getting the results you want, once you’ve dialled in your food.
Those who turn up more oftenm achieve have a higher success ate than those who don’t.
Pretty obvious isn’t it, but yet so many people don’t do it and still expect their results to happen.
Most people I come across who aren’t seeing the results they want simply don’t turn up and work out enough to get those results.
And whatever the reason is, travel, work, slept it in, family commitments, etc., all your body will recognise is that you haven’t been exercising consistently- it will give you zero leeway for the reason why.
Inconsistent routines such as 2 sessions this week, 0 the following week, and 1 the week after that, all go under the heading of inconsistency, and deliver absolutely zero results.
It’s not that you can’t ever miss a workout, of course that’s going to happen, but it simply can’t be the norm if you want to see changes in any area of your health and fitness- you have to make the time to show up and get it done.
And if you don’t…….
I’m not sure whose quote that is but it’s not mine, but it’s 100% on point.
So if you’re not seeig the results you expected:
- Are you you eating the way you need to eat for the results you want?
- Are you consistently turning up for your workouts, or are you a serial workout-skipper? For most people, 3 workouts a week is minimum and works wonders.
This is really the core of what we do as a business. We get people to eat better and exercise on a consistent basis. There’s nothing magical about it.
Address those 2 areas and you’ll never again need to be convinced of how effective it is for achieving an result you want.
And of course, working with a coach who helps clients do this day in, day out is the best approach you can take, and our 7 day trial is the perfect way to test drive our services.
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