The question that goes through many of our client’s minds. It can be overwhelming and stressful and often lead you to stop your goal altogether. This 3 part series will dive into the most common reasons why it may take you so long to drop those unwanted lbs.
NOT TRACKING ANYTHING…
We can only possibly understand where we are going if we have a map to guide us. If a coach asks you, “what’s your nutrition look like?” and your response is, ” Ehh, i think it’s ok, i think i eat pretty well,” well, then i “think” you’ll get inconsistent results.
If you’ve been working out at a gym for at least three months and have yet to learn how much weight you started with on a particular exercise, then you’re just going through the motion with no fundamental objective. Tracking your nutrition for up to 2 weeks and writing down every single workout you do can allow you to project where you are heading and even help you avoid making the same mistakes as you move forward.
GIVING UP TOO SOON
Our job as fitness coaches is to provide you with the best education possible to make better choices. Communication is critical on our end but, most importantly, on your end when you are having trouble with your goals. It’s ok if you don’t want to reveal personal matters, but understanding your mindset can allow us to help you navigate your plan making adjustments that will show you a more straightforward path.
Losing any weight is hard. Period. 99.9% of the time, We expect that there will be mistakes and barriers because that is part of the process. i advise you to keep going by writing down precisely what you want and sit with a coach to discuss a mindset strategy.
FOCUSING TOO MUCH ON THE SCALE…
Too often, it can be discouraging when you step on that scale after two hard weeks of going to the gym and trying to work on your other habits not to see that number drop. The problem is that the scale’s number does not give you a clear picture of reality. The scale cant read if your stress is high (which can add lbs.), how much water weight you are carrying that day, how much body fat you have (and where it’s hiding), or if you dropped one jean size. Instead, aim to measure how you feel daily, how you perform on workouts, if your clothes feel different, or if you could beat a specific physical goal like finally hitting ten push-ups in a row.