By mid-February, I bet that most of your thoughts about the “new year” are long passed. Resolutions. Goals. Intentions… whatever you call them – by Valentine’s Day, they’re usually gone and forgotten.
When setting fitness goals (especially at new year), our generally optimistic nature tends to set the bar pretty high. Then, after a month of working hard to establish new behaviour patterns and routines, it’s not uncommon to feel frustrated when goals set so easily in January, are not being achieved fast enough.
You’re working hard on your program. You’re watching what you eat. You’re surrounded by people who are encouraging and supportive. But still…
It’s crucial to remember that the process, repeat: process of losing weight (for fat-loss goals) or of gaining weight (for body-building goals) takes time… lots of time.
Along with a good dose of patience.
“Transition is an incremental process.”
Any of you who read my blog regularly know that I preach discipline, focus and commitment . All three are critical elements for your success, and pretty much apply to all rewards in life.
So, if you’re feeling frustrated by your achievements over the past 6 weeks – please, please stick with it. It gets better. Honestly, my clients commonly recount the frustration they felt before they began to see actual, measurable results.
Don’t give up – keep at it until you cross that threshold to better fitness and health… you’ll know it when you do, guaranteed.
All of a sudden it will “all come together“; strength and stamina from the inside out; fat reduction and definition from the outside in. Eventually merging together in one kick-ass package!
It’s worth it. And you know it.