We know a healthy diet and consistent workout are good for us, but many people fail to commit to their plans to get fitter.
Here are why people fail to meet their fitness goals:
You have the wrong motivation
The drive to become a fitter person must come from within. Don’t workout to impress irrelevant people. Cultivate internal motivation to help you realise your full potential.
You don’t enjoy it
Weight lifting, gymnastic, calisthenic — don’t just follow what others are doing, find one that you enjoy doing the most and commit to it. If the workout feels like work, you’ll have a hard time sticking to it.
You don’t have a support system
Go to a class. Find workout buddies. Exercise with a partner that keeps you accountable. You’ll be driven to work harder when you’re in a group than if you are on your own.
You don’t manage your expectations
Don’t think you can achieve an olympian figure after a few workout sessions. Be realistic about your expectations on the speed of your success. Don’t fall into the “false hope syndrome” that only leads to disappointment. Conduct proper research on what you can realistically expect.
You don’t invest enough time
Nothing is more important than your health. You desire everything else until you desire health. Your schedule should reflect your priorities in nurturing a fit body. A good list of priorities begin with taking care of your health.
Recognising the common reasons that people quit will make it easier for you to build self-discipline.