THE COMMON REASONS WHY YOU’RE NOT SEEING RESULTS (in your Health & Fitness journey)

If you’ve been trying to eat healthily and exercise every single day for the past few months or ESPECIALLY years, you know that the most FRUSTRATING thing ever is NOT SEEING RESULTS.

It’s really a bummer seeing other people lose weight, gain muscles, or have abs in just a few months. This may want you to ask yourself why isn’t it happening to you.

Let me tell you something, it’s either those people have coaches or trainers OR they simply know the secret formula to achieving their fitness goals. AND IT’S OKAY if they have either.

But to those who don’t have coaches and don’t know what that formula is, it can really be discouraging.

And what happens when we exert so much effort and not see results? It’s either we GIVE UP or we GO FOR SHORTCUTS. It’s either we want quick results or we don’t do it all anymore.

Now, it’s these two reasons that hinder us from achieving our health and fitness goals. But let’s talk about WANTING QUICK RESULTS (because, duh, we shouldn’t expect results if we choose to not do it in the first place) and how this leads to NO RESULTS at all.

When you want quick results, you become desperate. You suddenly want to do EVERYTHING without taking some things into consideration like…

is this diet safe for me?

is this sustainable?

is this the healthy way?

Now, I’m telling you, right at this moment, to stop WANTING quick results while it’s still early because if you don’t, there is a VERY STRONG POSSIBILITY that you might or will be doing these COMMON REASONS that affect your progress:

1. YOU’RE NOT EATING THE RIGHT FOOD

Because you want results immediately, you don’t do your own research on what’s the best food for your health and fitness goals. Instead, you just go for WHAT YOU THINK is BEST for you and sometimes we base this on the most common “diet foods” we know: no carbs, low-fat drinks, fat-free snacks, sugar-free biscuits and juices, energy bars, and so on.

Eating the wrong food REALLY SABOTAGES a healthy diet that prevents you from achieving your goals.

2. YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT EXERCISES YOU SHOULD BE DOING

Aside from not knowing what food to eat, another reason why you’re probably not seeing results is you’ve been doing the wrong exercises.

it’s important to know the exercises that best fit your health and fitness goals. Maybe you want to gain weight, but you keep doing cardio for hours every day and don’t lift weights. Now, instead of gaining weight, you will lose some of it.

3. YOU’RE COPYING SOMEBODY’S METHOD TO ACHIEVE YOUR GOAL

This is probably the most common thing a lot of people would do. Now, it’s okay to ask your fitspirations of someone who’s been on their Health & Fitness journey for years about what they eat, what they do, and how they do it.

But instead of gathering information and learning from them, we do what they do. And a little reminder: our bodies are different. What works for others might not work for you.

4. YOU FORGOT TO GIVE UP SOME BAD HABITS THAT AFFECT YOUR GOAL

So here’s the thing, it’s not just food and exercise that can help you achieve your health and fitness goals. So, you may be eating well and exercising regularly, but if you’re still sleeping late, not drinking enough water, not handling stress well, or other destructive habits that you don’t notice you’re doing, then, you’re wasting some of your effort.

So in conclusion,

No matter what your health and fitness goals may be, you might want to have some healthy changes on how you look, how you feel, or how you think, your daily habits (even outside your health and fitness journey) determine your success.

Happy Healthy Living!

Justine.