You go to the gym every day and do your best to eat healthy, but you still don’t look the way you want – could one of these the reason?
Not setting a goal in the first place
Why do you train every day? What are you working towards? You need to have a goal to reach a goal. For some, the self-esteem boost they get or satisfaction from having worked out at all is enough. For most people, having a specific, definable and measurable goal will keep you motivated and training hard. Consider setting short-tern small goals and bigger ones that are longer-term. As an example:
Short term: Reduce bodyfat by 5% in 1 month
Long term: Compete in a bikini show in February, 2016
You’re training hard, but not eating right
Just because you did a pull-up today doesn’t mean you should go eat an entire large pizza! Working hard and eating right go hand in hand. They’re each 50% of the equation. Do you want 50% of the results?
If you’re the type that eats out a lot, try having a meal prep day like Sunday. Grill some meat, cook rice or sweet potatoes and put it all in tupperware to take with you to work throughout the week. That way you can the avoid rationalizing junk food because you’re hungry and don’t have anything on hand.
Your workouts are too easy for you now
Sure you were sore for the first couple of weeks – but now that you’ve adapted, things have gotten easier. You’re still using the same weight for most exercises, and going through the motions during your workouts. This is a fatal mistake and one of the main reasons that people in the gym look the same year round. I preach this to all of my clients: ADD 5 lbs! Nobody just walked in the gym one day having never worked out before and deadlifted 500lbs. They worked up to it. Add a little bit to the cup every day and soon it will be full.
Need some help getting back on track? Send me an email and i’ll help you plan out your goals, free of charge.