Fitness can be a very intimidating word. You start to think about that fact you will need to let go of many things like your coffee creamer or the daily intake of that soda you love dearly. The fact that you will be sore or CARDIO!
However, you want that lean, sexy body you always wanted. You want to feel stronger and LOOK it. The strength you gain is worth all of the sweat and tears you go through. You want that energy and stigma you hear about because you now have a small child to run after. Speaking of that small child, you want to set an example. These are the goals.
Two months have gone by and you start to feel discouraged. The number on the scale is not where you want it to be. You don’t seem to LOOK the part. You don’t “this” or you don’t “that”.
How about DON’T think those things!
Reality is, it takes time. Like studying for a test. It takes time to gain the knowledge. Hours of studying and many failures. You will fail. But you will gain so much more!
Why are you not seeing the results you want?
- Go into it as a long run, not a short term “I want to look good for a wedding” mindset.
- Once you fall into the trap of trying to look good in a time frame, it will most likely lead to failure and not trying anymore.
- You will feel like it is not working.
- Short term goals lead to disappointments.
- How about instead of saying you want to try for a couple of months, how about you DO it for a year. Then you will see results.
- Tell yourself you want this and make it happen.
- They say you do not want it enough if you make excuses. Excuses will always lead to missing a work out then to not working out at all.
- You must tell yourself, it takes time, you will see results, and you will KEEP GOING.
- You must know that it does not getting easier, you get better.
- That means that eventually you will do a move during your workout without pausing or modifying. But then you push yourself again to make it harder. That is how you get results.
- It is not about perfection, but about progress.
- Keep at it!
- You must try to eat better than you did before.
- This doesn’t mean eat perfect.
- This means to try to incorporate healthy foods and stick to it.
- Add more water!
- Find healthy recipes you like!
- Find someone or a group of people to help you stay focused!
- When you have someone keep you accountable, you want to continue.
- Perhaps tell yourself, as your child watches you, that you are setting an example!
- Join a facebook group or find a beachbody coach, such as I, to help you get to your goal.
- If you would like me to be your coach, comment below or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org Refer to this post about what a beachbody coach does: http://lveatfrstkick.blogspot.com/p/what-is-beach-bodybody-coach.html
Remember, it is a journey. And all journeys have their ups and downs. Just do not get stuck in a rut forever. You will thank yourself a year from now. It is all worth it. You got this!
Most of all, do not compare yourself to others.