Not being consistent – this is the number 1 reason why you haven’t hit your goals. You keep starting then stopping with long breaks in between. You are the reason you are failing #sorrynotsorry
Not meal prepping – if you fail to prepare, prepare to fail. Eating healthily is a lot harder than working out. It requires a lot of discipline; and you don’t automatically learn new habits, you have to consciously choose to be better with respect to eating.
Surrounding yourself with people who just don’t get it – Yes, Jane can eat 10 pizzas and not gain weight; that’s not you, so stop going to Jane for advice. If you want to elevate yourself, you have to surround yourself with people who have accomplished what you are trying to do or who are on that same journey.
Waiting for the perfect moment to start – there’s no such thing as a perfect moment; you’re either serious about doing something or not. If you’re serious you will prioritize it.
Giving up when it gets hard – fitness is a mental struggle more than a physical one, if you haven’t figured that out yet. The point at which people usually decide to quit is when their breakthrough is usually about to happen. Hang in there, it will be worth it!
Waiting on friends to join with you – fitness is a very personal journey. This is not tag-team wrestling; she/he can’t tap in, lift the weights and you’ll lose the weight. If you’re ready to start and they’re not, start anyway!
Complaining – if you keep focusing on how hard it is, it will always seem that way. Focus on the end result. Perspective is everything
Making excuses – if you can’t find a traditional program, get an online trainer and workout at home. Do what you can until you can do better
Trying to do it all alone – no man is an island, and sadly you may realize that your family or friends may not be the most supportive of your changes. Find your new tribe at the gym etc. I can’t count how many new and wonderful friendships have blossomed at our studio.
Stop comparing yourself to others - This is the last point but not the least important. I see it all the time, people start programs around the same time and one person is seeing results faster than the other person; so the one not seeing the results fast enough begins to feel frustrated and wants to quit. As stated before, everyone’s journey is different; go at your own pace, celebrate your small victories and keep at it. Two things this fitness journey will teach you is patience and discipline.