Why People Fail their Fitness Journey

It’s the start of the new year and the most common resolution is to get fit and healthy. The Fitness Centers around the world see an increase of traffic that eventually comes back to the normality by the end of March; but why? There are surely many reasons why but I believe that the most important ones that play a psychological factor are the following:

  • Setting an unrealistic goal

  • Being discouraged from lack of results

Setting an unrealistic goal

The mistake of setting unrealistic goals is a common and natural one, it’s not something to be ashamed of, but it is something to address. If you set excessively unrealistic goals, you set yourself up for disappointment which then will lead to giving up on your fitness journey. Not reaching goals results in negative emotions: disappointment, frustration, and feeling like a failure.

Be flexible, start easy and adjust with the time as necessary. If you have never exercised before choose what you like or may like and make it happen 2 or 3 times a week, if you feel like this is too much then drop down to 1 or 2 times until your body is ready for the next challenge.

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Being discouraged from lack of results

There’s no doubt that it takes several weeks or even months for your results to pop into the mirror. Some people can gain noticeable results faster than others, but that shouldn’t deter you from exercising. It’s important to keep your ultimate goal in mind and remember that you’re not going to suddenly become sculpted overnight, or over the course of a month, for that matter. Taking a picture of when you start will show how much change you have made when looking back and it will help to keep you on track.

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If you have read my previous posts, I commenced my fitness journey in April 2017 and since then I lost 16 kilos.
I first started by exercising 3 times a week, then I added a diet to it and now I am on a fully customized diet plan including workout 4 times a week.

My new challenge for 2018 is LesMills GRIT Training.

Don’t Give Up!

As simple as it might seem, giving up on your goal won’t fuel your passion or diminish your discouragement. If maintaining a trimmed down figure was easy to do, obesity wouldn’t be at the root of many health concerns around the world. You have the opportunity to not only change your lifestyle by exercising regularly, but also achieve high-quality health. Anything that is difficult to accomplish is worth doing, no matter how discouraging it might be. Even if you don’t see results today, remember that each workout pushes you one day closer to reaching your moment of visualization.

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And remember … NO PAIN NO GAIN.

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Author: Silverio

On my fitness journey, inspiring people to change their lifestyle too.

6 thoughts

  1. I realised the same before, to want results too fast. Now I do things at my pace without expectations. I walk whenever I can, how much ever I can, without berating myself, on the days I am a couch potato

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  2. Hey nice blog! Congratulations on your successes in the area of health. It’s great to meet fellow travelers on this journey.

    PS I also like that you have “4” in your blog title. That’s what I did too on mine!

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