The single biggest obstacle that people face when they are in pursuit of trying to reach their fitness goals is staying on track. People are generally solid for 6-8 weeks and then a lot of the time, they will fall off for various reasons.
It could be that the program itself isn’t sustainable. It could be that maybe they injured themselves which killed their drive to continue. It could be that they went on a vacation for a couple weeks and have trouble re-focusing on their fitness goals. It could be that they are busier than normal. There are more but you get the point. It usually only takes one thing to throw someone off track then they are back to square one.
It all comes back to the beginning and setting the expectations for yourself. When you are setting your goals, it’s important to outline potential obstacles so you can know ahead of time how to overcome them before they actually happen. It’s also important to realize that unexpected things will happen that might make you adjust your routine but it is essential for long term success to learn how to navigate around those scenarios. This is life and that will never change but we need to continue to move forward despite that.
If you are a person that has struggled with ups and downs that has prevented you from reaching your fitness goals. It’s probably time to look into hiring a coach that will help you with the following:
1)Help you get clear with your goals
-Understanding why your goals are important to you so you are more likely to stay focused even during tough times.
2)Help you get clear with obstacles
-They can help outline any issues you may run into and how to overcome them
3)Accountability + Support
-They can help hold you accountable to your goals and give you the support you need to get through the tough times!
4)Make the process more enjoyable
-Having a relationship with your coach can make your fitness journey more fun of a process rather than a chore!
As always, if you have any questions on health and fitness. Feel free to reach out to us!