Working out can be tough. Even when you thoroughly enjoy working out, as I do, you may find that after pushing yourself endlessly at the gym you’re not where you had hoped. You may find that you aren’t seeing the results you had hoped for, or you simply burn out. To make things even worse, you may be unsure as to whether or not it’s a bad workout, or whether you simply aren’t applying yourself enough. This can be frustrating, to say the least, but there are things that you can do to turn it all around! Here are several examples:
You Have No Clear Goals
If you cannot measure it then you cannot manage it. So many people go to the gym with absolutely no idea as to what they want to accomplish. They also have vague goals which include losing weight or toning up. If you want to solve this issue, then you need to be as specific as possible and you need to write your goals down. If your goal is to lose weight then that’s great, but you do need to make sure that the amount is specific; write down how many pounds you want to lose so you can workout often enough to make this happen.
You Have Zero Motivation
Motivation is often comprised of two things: first off, you need to have a goal that is meaningful to you. You also need to feel as though you have some control over the outcome. If your motivation is missing from your workouts, then you need to examine why. To be motivated, you need to care deeply about your goals. If you can do this, then you will be able to feel better about every workout you do. If you are having a hard time doing this, then you need to figure out why you started working out in the first place, and make sure that the thing you’re aiming for actually matters to you. Educating yourself on your body can help give you the motivation you need to make a change. You can easily find Kinesiology eBooks online if you want to get started.
You’re Scared of Discomfort
Let’s face it. If you truly want to transform your body, then you are going to have to undergo some amount of discomfort. This can involve increasing your weights until your muscles give up on you, or increasing your cardio until you reach a heart rate you never thought possible. Many people fail because they are simply not able to overcome the discomfort that they face with their own body. You have to remember that discomfort is just a state of mind. If you are able to recognize this as being a mental barrier to your goal, then you will be able to overcome it.
You’re Not Confident in Your Workout
In sports, some say that if someone has a cloudy head, they have slow feet. When you work out in a gym environment you may find that uncertainty about what exercise you need to do can lead to a very tentative approach. In particular, you may lack the intensity required to progress towards your goal which is the last thing that you need. One way for you to work around this would be for you to hire a personal trainer. You can also sign up for exercise programs – which is what I specialize in so be sure to reach out if this is what you’re looking for!
Working out should be enjoyable! It should also be something that you both get – and feel – results from! If you are struggling and just can’t get motivated or aren’t seeing the changes you were hoping for, let me help! Eating healthy also has A LOT to do with any physical changes you may notice, so let me help tailor a nutrition plan to meet your needs, as well!