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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New Blog Design

Hi guys! Today post is little different than usual and not fitness related but this is also the reason why I have created the Blogging Category recently since I have decided to write a more different post and get more in the blogging world, so be ready for more to come.

My previous blog theme was Aquene but every time I was surfing my page it was never really inspiring me, it was not for me I can imagine was not even for you right? Also, all my cover pictures were never the way I wanted to show.

I wanted to take something simple and stylish so I have decided to go for ARCANE, hope you guys enjoy my new layout.

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Would you do something different? How you like so far? 

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My Inner Drive

It’s two days that I am out from my night shift, but I still cannot have a proper sleep, I hope to regain soon.

This morning I force my self to wake up at 08 am although I had slept since 5 am and outside was raining. I enjoy the sound of rain on my window; it gives you that calm and relaxes sensation that I would have loved to embrace and remain in my bed for the entire morning. I guess you know what I am talking about.

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Here comes the MOTIVATION, the fear to lose another workout, the horror to set your gain back, the ones that you have achieved so hard in this last months and you don’t want give up, well, if you been wondering, this is for me MOTIVATION the thinking behind NO PAIN NO GAIN, the words REMEMBER WHY YOU STARTED!

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And you!

Have you started your journey? What motivates you?

Leave me a comment!

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Les Mills GRIT why I choose it in 2018

Every time a year end we always set new objectives and goals, but why don’t remain on the same goal and make it even better. 2017 has given to me the fitness foundations and I am ready for a new challenge in 2018 that’s why I have decided to add to my weight training also this new discipline “Les Mills GRIT”.

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Les Mills GRIT is a 30-minute high-intensity interval training (HIIT) workout, designed to improve strength and build lean muscle. This workout uses barbell, weight plate and body weight exercises to blast all major muscle groups.

When it comes to The Grit series, the variety of the challenges, timing, blocks and compound moves makes it a one of a kind HIIT exercise, possibly even the hardest yet. The workouts, divided into three formats, Cardio, Plyometrics and strength target different athletic needs for the body. By combining strength, jump training and speed, you get to achieve the look and performance of an athlete. We all know power without speed is heavy and slow, speed without power is a good cause for breaking bones, but a combination of both is what makes the athletes and these are some of the benefits of HIIT, specifically here The Grit series.

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BENEFITS

  • Rapidly improve strength
  • Increase lean muscle
  • Set new fitness goals – then smash them!
  • Put your metabolism into overdrive, burning calories for hours after the workout
  • Forget hours of training – 30 minutes is all it takes

Have you decided which challenge you will take for 2018? Let me know what you think.

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