You probably are thinking that this article will be about exercising more and eating less to help get you results. Now, that might work for a short period of time, but it may not be sustainable. Today we are going to dig a bit deeper into why you may not be getting the results you want.
Let’s review my top three reasons why you may not be getting results:
1. You are too much in your head.
There is so much research out there on positive thinking and getting results. We could go into the science with data and numbers, but just knowing from my personal experience and the experiences my clients have had, remaining positive and getting out of your head can help. It also doesn’t cost you anything to try!
One way to choose positivity and get out of your head is to change your thinking. If you have self-limiting beliefs, let’s learn to replace them with EMPOWERING beliefs.
One way to choose positivity and get out of your head is to change your thinking. If you have self-limiting beliefs, let’s learn to replace them with EMPOWERING beliefs. For example, a limiting belief could look like: “I am not confident enough or strong enough.” And an empowering belief could look like this: “I am on a continuous fitness and health journey of learning which never ends”. I challenge you to come up with a list of limiting beliefs that you have had and shift them to empowering beliefs. Once you have your list down, whenever you feel the limiting belief creeping in, swap it immediately to the empowering belief!
2. Not the Right Program.
I am not saying that the program you are in won’t ever be the right program for you, but maybe it’s not tailored toward your goals. Checking in with your coach regularly, asking questions, and clarifying what you want to achieve is important if you feel you aren’t getting the results you are looking for. Always be sure to be clear with your coach on what your expectations are. Ensure the program is a good fit for your needs, goals, and values. If after a while you still don’t feel the program is suited for you, don’t be afraid to change things up or ask for help to find that routine that drives you!
3. Not Enough Practice.
This is another common reason why you may not be getting results. Consistency is key. Practice makes progress. I am sure you have heard these phrases before and it is so true because they WORK. When you stick to something long enough, it came become routine and hopefully that routine becomes your lifestyle!
Let me share a quick analogy with you to support this point:
When a child is learning how to walk, they often fall down many times, however, they get back up again. Over and over again. They are consistent and they continue to practice a lot. If they just gave up, then we would have a world full of people crawling, never learning to walk!
Remember, if you want to reach your health and fitness goals, you CAN do it. You need to keep at it. Stay consistent, choose positive self-talk, keep practicing, and get back up when you fall!
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