At some point in our lives, most of us have embarked on a fitness journey with the aim of reaching a certain goal. That goal could be very different between different people; One person could be looking to lose 2 stone, another could be looking to drop a dress size, another could be looking to pack on some muscle.
All these goals are different to the depending on the individual person, but whether or not they reach these goals in all dependent on one very important muscle in the body.
Think About It
Ok so your brain might not technically be a muscle – I’m not a brain surgeon after all (Although that would be uber cool) – the your brain controls your attitude and mindset towards whatever it is you’re doing and fitness is no exception!
The number one reason why people don’t achieve their fitness goals is that they give up. They try really hard for a bit and don’t carry on, or they half arse it and then tail off – either way they just plain give up and this is something that a lot of people find really hard to accept.
Pointing the Finger
Aside from unfortunate life events that are out of our control, most people will tend to point the finger at something or someone else as to why they didn’t carry on or try hard enough.
‘I went on holiday’
‘Work is really busy’
‘All these things keep coming up’
I’m sure we’ve all heard these for someone we know at some point, hell I hear them all the time at every flipping social event (Note for anyone who is thinking about becoming a PT, social gatherings will never be the same again)!
99% of the time these are all excuses that hide away from the truth – they gave up and couldn’t be bothered to carry on or get back into it.
Back on Track
Now that little rant is over, if the above applies to you then how do we go from here?
- If what you were doing before worked for you and you saw results then do exactly that again. Doing it a second time is generally a lot easier than the first once you get into the swing of things.
- Start right now. Don’t start after your holiday, Monday or even tomorrow – start right now! There’s literally nothing stopping you.
- If you’re unsure about what to do then you can either ask one of the trainers at your gym (Or feel free to drop me a message/email and I’ll be happy to help), ask someone who has done what you want to do or google and look at credible websites that offer good, solid information.
- Man up and get on with it
Now that might have been a bit blunt, but if what you read offended or triggered you in anyway then chances are then it applies directly to you. Now get to work people and let me know how you get on!!!