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4 Reasons Why You’re Not Achieving Your Fitness Goals

It’s hard to stay focused on your fitness goals because things in life always seem more important. However, nothing is more important than your health and wellness when it comes to your health wellness. The sad truth is that about 80% of people fall into this category. Let’s take a look at some reasons why you might not be achieving your fitness goals, and then let’s figure out how you can get back on track.

Let's take a look at some reasons why you might not be achieving your fitness goals, and then let's figure out how you can get back on track.

Lack of Motivation


Motivation is not a finite resource. Your level of motivation is not fixed; it fluctuates over time and may be affected by your mood, the people around you, or even a change in your goals.

Sometimes what you thought was going to be a motivating goal ends up being a discouraging one. The important thing is to have multiple goals so that one can pursue another goal when one feels less rewarded. If you’re struggling with a lack of motivation and have attempted many different approaches that haven’t helped, it might be time for professional help.


Too Much On Your Plate


Maybe you are looking at your fitness goals and realize they seem impossible to achieve. First, no fitness goal can be achieved with a pessimistic mindset. Second, break your goal down. If you plan to lose more than fifty pounds, commit to losing five to six pounds per month. Don’t take extreme measures like following fad diets or water fasting for a week. Be patient and kind with yourself. Lastly, make small changes to your lifestyle. Walk your dog for a run on the weekends, or commit to eating whole foods more often.


Lack of Knowledge


You might not be achieving your fitness goals because of a lack of knowledge. You need to know what your goals are, and you need to know how to get there. Rely on the professionals just like you would rely on Mold Remediation Experts in home improvement. There are many resources available for educating yourself about fitness goals, but you don’t want to be relying on external sources. You can find information online and in books. There are also plenty of videos on YouTube from experts in the field.

Not A Priority For You


Many things in life seem more important to you than your health and wellness, but you need to take care of yourself and make goals. You may not be aware that 80% of people don’t even have a fitness goal. Write down clear and detailed fitness goals that you read constantly.

Negative Self-Talk


Negative self-talk is one of the most common reasons people stray from their goals. This negative talk can occur in your head, but it can also happen with those around you. If someone tells you that you can’t do something, that might be enough to convince you not to try. However, this type of negativity is the worst to let into your life. Whether it’s coming from yourself or someone else, it will only drag you down and keep you from achieving what you want.


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TWL Working Mom

Jennifer is the owner of TWL Working Moms. She is a full time teacher, a mom & step mom, and NBCT Facilitator. Jennifer lives in Washington State and is a born + raised New Yorker. In her spare time, she loves traveling, yoga, the beach, writing, listening to books and drinking coffee.

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