Putting in the work but feeling like you're not getting the results you want? Although everyone is different, we certainly notice patterns that may be preventing you from achieving your goals.
In this blog, we’ll break down the top 5 reasons you’re not seeing the results you desire – as well as share advice on overcoming these common obstacles!
1. Not taking time to set goals
Goal setting is extremely important for success – so take time to set your expectations and goals right from the start. After all, if you don’t have a goal in mind, how do you truly know what you’re working towards, or measure your success?
By setting specific, attainable goals, you are much more likely to be satisfied with your results as opposed to just winging it.
2. Setting unrealistic expectations
Speaking of goal setting, if certain lifestyle changes are completely new to you, it’s best to start with smaller short-term goals and align them with the bigger picture further down the road. If your goals and expectations are too ambitious for the effort you are ready to put in, you are very likely to experience disappointment and quit.
In other words, don’t promise yourself something you know you can’t conceivably achieve over the next few weeks.
3. Not giving it time
It would be amazing if we could transform our physiques instantly – or within a couple of weeks just by adhering to nutrition and training protocols, however, this is not a realistic expectation!
So, if you’ve just started a program with MWU, have been hitting the gym 6 days a week and following your nutrition only to see minimal changes in the mirror – please know this is completely normal! Visible progress takes time, and the time frame varies from person to person.
To avoid disappointment, keep at it and focus on other positive changes such as increased energy levels, elevated mood or better sleep patterns.
4. Committing to unsustainable strategies
When you’re just starting out, and motivation is through the roof, it’s easy to overcommit – being that attempting to do 20,000 steps daily when normally averaging 3,000, or otherwise drastically changing your lifestyle. However, before trying to incorporate a new strategy, ask yourself – can you truly see yourself doing this for the rest of your life?
At MWU, we believe in sustainable approaches that can transform your lifestyle long-term. We truly want you to embrace health and fitness, not just do a Challenge and revert right back to old habits!
Your health journey should help you thrive and enhance other areas of your life, not consume all your mental and physical energy. Do YOUR best – that’s all that matters!
Consistency is the MOST important element of any fitness journey and to truly succeed, you must embrace the long-term nature of your lifestyle changes. A “quick fix” mentality can throw you off track and therefore it’s extremely important to learn to love the process and appreciate every step of the way.
One bad meal won't ruin your progress, just like one good meal won't change the way you look. It's all about taking small, positive actions every day.
We truly hope that if you’re someone who’s been feeling stuck lately, this blog helped you find the answers and identify areas for improvement. We live and we learn – don’t be afraid to embrace your mistakes and grow from them!