We go over results and goals quite a bit. Your goals are generally the first question we’ll ask during your intro session. Without those goals in mind, we’ll have no way to determine what you actually need to do. We can lay out a plan for you to achieve those goals, and we’ll need to check for results along the way. If we are not seeing the results we are expecting, then we need to take a look at a few things before we change the plan.
If we aren’t seeing the results you are expecting, we need to first look at how often you are hitting the workouts that you need to hit. Are you hitting the nutrition goals that we have laid out? Consistent day to day action will lead to results. Life happens and we have to miss for whatever reason, and that’s ok! We are often faced with any number of things that will take us out of our routine for a week or more. You have two good options and one bad option when life gets in the way.
You can work around whatever happens and change your schedule. You stick to the program and you make a sacrifice somewhere else. Modify your program to fit what you can do, but keep working!
Understand that it’s going to take a little longer, but keep your eyes on your goals. This is not quite as simple as it sounds. You jump right back on when you can, and keep a positive attitude.
Stop altogether, give up and say “this doesn’t work”, or think that you’ll never be fit. In case you were wondering, this is the bad option.
Your mindset and habits will determine which one of these options you will naturally select.
What kind of person are you?
Are you the kind of person that has a six pack of abs or beer? There are a lucky few that can have both, but for the rest of us we need to focus our efforts. Health is a pursuit that isn’t just handled 4 hours a week in the gym… Our fitness is determined by thousands of decisions throughout the week. Each one of these decisions will be determined by our beliefs about who we are and what lifestyle we choose to live. In the above example, person 1 is the person who will most likely be able to have the low bodyfat percentage to have abs, person 2 might or might not (they will probably have a healthy bodyfat percentage though), and person 3 will likely not.
When you establish your goal, you then should start visualizing yourself as that person. What does it take to be that person. Use this avatar to help you with your decision making process. Does this person go out for burgers every week? Do they skip workouts? If you are not sure what it takes, then we can help guide you on that process. The right mindset is not some higher level state that you read about on Instagram, it’s just visualizing yourself as the person you want to be.
Our lives are a sequence of habits. Our decisions are based on the routine habits that we establish. Consistency in the gym or training is based on us having the habit of going to the gym. Proper nutrition choices are based on what nutrition habits we have established. Our dental hygiene is determined by our brushing and flossing habits. You get the idea. The good news is that we can work to fix our bad habits and develop new good ones. You have to be ready, willing, and able to make the changes. We can help you with what changes you need to make. Too often we try to knock it all out of the park at once. We stumble and Person 3 comes out and we go back to old habits. Person 1 and 2 are the kind of people that understand that building small habits will compound into better results in the long run.
These are three major things to look at when you might be stuck and not making the progress that you are looking for. If you feel stuck, it might be time to revisit your plan and make adjustments, revisit your mindset, and look at what changes you can make in your daily routine to help you get better results. If you are new to this and would like to figure out where to start (or if you’ve been around for a while and would like to change things up) click here and set up an appointment to get you on your way.