In our previous post on why it takes so long to lose weight, we discussed a few reasons why it can become complicated, to reach this goal, like not tracking progress, focusing on the scale too often, and giving up when it gets tricky. For today’s second part, we will dive into a few other reasons why we may get stuck.
NOT ENOUGH REPS!
We don’t only mean “reps” with exercise. But reps when it comes to repeating the habits that allow you to get closer to your goals. If you go workout 3-4 days per week one month, then the following you only went 3 times but then you get back on, we aren’t collecting enough consistent workouts to help drive those results. The same goes for drinking water, sleeping, and prioritizing actions that match your goals. Bumps in the road will happen, and we expect you not to hit the mark 100% of the time because it’s not easy, and we need you to learn from the experience of things not being perfect. However, with a personalized plan, the likely hood of too many mistakes is less likely.
YOU FORGOT THE REAL REASON YOU CAME
“I want to feel more confident to be able to take more vacations and just have more energy” This is an example of what i heard an actual client say, yet they get obsessed with the scale and not losing weight or seeing their abs. The reality is that losing weight and seeing visible results is not the goal but the outcome if you commit to persistently following the why of your goal. So as an example: “I want to get lean, lose weight, and have chiseled abs” (the work that needs to be done), why do you want to achieve these goals? ” To fit into my old jeans, because back when i could wear them, i felt my best, more energetic, more positive, and i was more active” (the real reason you came)
There are many pathways up the mountain; some will lead you toward your goal smoothly other paths appear to be easy until an obstacle appears. Do you go back down? Sure, you can because it will help you reduce the stress of not feeling accomplished for now, but the feeling of starting back up is much more stressful. The best way to avoid inconsistent action is to have the plan to help you navigate those tough times. It may not be perfect, but it’s better than winging it and feeling hopeless. A professional fitness coach can help with this.
If you or anyone you know is feeling lost or has lost momentum pursuing your weight loss goal, sign up for a free consultation with us, we can help!