Why do people fail to achieve their fitness goals? Maybe it is the same reason many fail to achieve their life long dream? I really believe fitness is 90% psychological and 10% physical. Mindset is everything, and if you approach a task with a negative mindset, you are destined to fail. Have you ever known a pessimist? No matter what you say they always look at the negative. Personally I avoid these people…they are not in my 10th person group!
Here are my top 3 reasons that I think why people fail to achieve their fitness goals!
1. They Fail Before They Start– Why do people fail before they start on their fitness journey? I have experienced people who will come up with 50 reasons why they can’t reach their goal before they even start. They are starting with the wrong mindset! They use the common excuses such as no time, family comes first, no money, their job is too busy, class times do not work with their schedule, to tired, not a morning person, do not like to sweat, kids’ schedules, too expensive to eat healthy, spouse or significant other will not eat healthy! Well instead of thinking why you can’t succeed, what about thinking about how you will succeed or how you will use time management to succeed, use creative recipes to make healthy food, prepare food in advance, go to bed earlier, stop eating out to save money, or basically make your health a priority!
2. Remember you are your maker -Every waking moment’s purpose should be to improve yourself, both physically and mentally! It is sad to think people spend more money on the maintenance of their car than on improving their health!
3. Goals! Goals, goals, goals, goals, goals and more goals! Yes from the beginning of our lives, we have been taught about setting goals to achieve! I think alot of people have good intentions to succeed, but they just talk about them. In order to succeed you must write daily, weekly, monthly, 6 month, 1 year, and 5 year goals! You must write these goals down! I personally write my goals down on my desk to basically keep me striving both mentally and physically! My former training partner even put my #1 goal on my screen saver of my cell phone!!! Now talk about a reminder!!!! A goals that is not put down on paper is just a DREAM! Afraid Of False Starting! Fitness is very confusing! The fitness community has produced over 10,000 books that proclaim they have the answer to everyone’s problems! Now what about all the fad diets, fad supplements, fad fitness programs! WOW A TON OF CONFUSION!!! I believe that a mass majority of people have confused their bodies and their minds with clutter!! We have to sort through all of the spider webs and start on a proven path of fitness success!! THE ANSWER TO FITNESS IS TO FOLLOW A SOUND FITNESS AND NUTRITIONAL PLAN THAT WILL DELIVER RESULTS FOR REAL PEOPLE!!
BONUS#4: BELIEVE IN YOURSELF! HONOR YOUR BODY! YOU ARE YOUR MAKER! Every day is a new day! You owe it to yourself to take care of yourself for you and for your family! Your health should be a priority! Do not put it off till tomorrow. Strive for progress not perfection!!!! Please Feel Free To Leave A Comment! Dedicated To Your Fitness Success!! Steve