It’s the 2nd half of 2016 – have you started working towards your resolution of healthier living, for the special people in your life, or for yourself? Or are you still using the same excuses from 2015? Or are you still not seeing any difference from the same routine you’ve been doing the last 2 years? Check out these 3 reasons that might be holding you back from reaching your goals:
1) Not focused.
If you are new to exercise, choose a programme (preferably a strength and conditioning programme) and stick with it. Give it some time (3 months or more), so that your body gets adapted to movements. For many exercise newbie, the initial phase of any programme you choose will show significant results in weight loss and/or strength gains. Think – from couch potato to running a marathon – what would become of your body? Huge gains! So give it time and stay focus.
“The elevator to success is out of order, you’ll have to use the stairs, one step at a time." – Joe Girard
2) Looking for a quick fix.
Ever heard of the saying – If it’s easy everyone can do it? Let’s be real, there is no shortcut. Before you go searching the internet on “How to lose belly fat in 2 weeks”, you might want to search for fitness professionals who will give you the truth and does not promise shortcuts. We know a good one!
“People underestimate their capacity for change. There is never a right time to do a difficult thing.”– John Porter
3) Hate changes.
Yes we are all creatures of habit. But most of the time, we are also big babies. We whine when there are changes and we whine when there are none. My favourite definition of an insane person – someone who does the same thing but expects different results. Change is inevitable. If you are not happy with your current physical condition, make changes.
The truth is the time will never be right, and we will always be full of reasons of why we shouldn't be exercising. It is normal. But we can promise you that it does not hurt to go out of the norm every once in a while.