Everyone goes through an “I want to get fit” phase every now and again. But of course, only a seldom few actually end up reaching their target. The others make a little bit of progress but eventually hit a brick wall. This happens for all kinds of reasons, as we’ll see below. It’s important to remember, however, that no matter what it is that’s stopping you from reaching your goals, there are always ways to move past them and become the best version of yourself.
A Lack of Time
The thing about becoming fit and healthy is that it takes time. It’s not as if you can just walk through the gym, spend 20 minutes working out, and then hope that your body will just get the message and put itself into shape. If you’re going to work out, then you’ll need to commit to making it a fundamental part of your lifestyle. This means three times a week, for at least forty-five minutes. We all have a “there’s just not enough time” excuse on standby, but when we look at, it’s rarely true. Cut down on your smartphone use, and you’ll likely make up the time.
They’re Unsure What To Do
Even if you are spending enough time in the gym, you will struggle to reach your fitness goals if you’re not quite sure what exercises you should be doing. The human body is a complicated machine, and if you have specific results you want to achieve by working out, then you’ll need to know the right exercises you should be doing. A personal trainer can often help people who want to step up their fitness; they have the knowledge and experience to ensure that the person is doing exercises that will produce results. So if you’ve plateaued, get in touch with a fitness — it won’t be long before you notice an improvement.
It’s all good and well working up a sweat, but you’ll find that you’re not making as much progress as you’d like if the rest of your lifestyle is too sedentary. If you spend too much of your time sitting down, then look at making a few changes. You could consider cycling instead of driving, for example, or just taking any opportunity to walk that comes your way. It’s all about having an overall active lifestyle.
By far the biggest reason why people don’t reach their fitness goals is that they simply give up! It’s always tempting to stay on the couch rather than visit the gym, but it’s worth overriding the impulse. You will be making progress even if you can’t yet see or feel it; if you give up, it’ll all be for nothing.
Finally, it’s best to avoid having too many of those ‘cheat days.’ One day where you have an unhealthy meal, but if you’re giving yourself a treat every time you do exercise, then you’ll find that you make progress much slower than you could do.