You finally made the decision to take care of yourself and make a positive change in your health and fitness. You go to the gym, work really hard, then come home and eat a healthy meal. You feel positive and energized and you can’t wait to see the results of your hard work. You go to bed feeling a sense of satisfaction and accomplishment daily...
But when morning comes you wake up stiff and sore. You oversleep and have to skip breakfast. Then a project at work keeps you late and you just can’t make it to the gym. Tired and frustrated, you grab something to eat at a drive-thru on the way home. Afterward you sit on the couch snacking and watching TV, just trying to unwind. By the time you go to bed you feel more frustrated and defeated than ever.
You’re not alone. Half of all people who start a health and fitness program quit within the first three weeks, and 90% give up before they ever reach their goals.
Why do so many people give up so quickly and so easily?
We will discuss why many people find it so hard to reach their goals, and how to prevent that from happening to you. First, let’s take a look at the top reasons why most people quit exercise programs:
-Lack of time
-Doing too much too soon
-Not enough support from family and friends
-Frustration with lack of results
Does anything on that list sound familiar? Staying motivated to exercise is not easy, but we’re here to help. We’ve provided you with solutions to each of these problems to help you overcome your own obstacles so you can stay on track and see results.
Starting a new exercise program is not easy, and there are many issues that can make it even more difficult. Identifying the problem is the first step towards solving it. The next time you feel like quitting, figure out which of these problems is the culprit and then implement these solutions to solve it. Once you know how to stay motivated you will realize all of your efforts are getting you closer to reaching your full potential. Don’t be another gym statistic; set a goal, create a plan and follow through. You’ll be glad you did.